Specops researchers analyzed more than 800 million compromised passwords to determine the popularity of Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision
programs and their team mascots and nicknames appearing on breached passwords lists.
In this article we will delve further into the many risks to today’s digital identity solutions. We will also review the benefits of alternatives to passwordless authentication solutions using biometrics, and ultimately where the future of identity security could be heading long-term.
Ultimately, behavioral biometrics offer a powerful tool for companies seeking to streamline user experience while increasing security measures using technology and tools that are already accessible through devices.
Constella Intelligence research reveals that one in four cybersecurity leaders use the same passwords for both work and personal use; more than half experience account takeover first-hand
May 21, 2021
Constella Intelligence (“Constella”), Digital Risk Protection leader, released the results of “Cyber Risk in Today’s Hyperconnected World,” a survey that unlocks the behaviors and tendencies that characterize how vigilant organizations’ leaders are when it comes to reducing cyber vulnerability, allowing the industry to better understand how social media is leveraged as an attack vector and how leaders are responding to this challenge.
While cybersecurity attack methods are rapidly evolving, it's more often than not a misuse of administrative privileges and weak or stolen credentials that are enough to breach any critical infrastructure. Let's take the attack on the water treatment plant for example—all it took for the unidentified perpetrator was one unprotected password to access and handle the control systems remotely. Time and again, incidents like this prove that when passwords are stored in secure vaults and are subject to standard security practices, the chances of getting hacked are far lower.
Thursday, May 6 is World Password Day, a day dedicated to promoting safer password practices. Strong password management has been especially important as cyberattacks have skyrocketed since the onset of the pandemic and the switch to remote work. Here, security executives share their insight and tips on how to create and promote safer password practices in the enterprise and among employees.