Passwords Are Not the Problem, Centralization Is

Enterprises determine their pace of innovation, and this carries over into security. Information chiefs generally adhere to the username/password protocol, keeping passwords as the number one means for consumer and employee authentication. Passwords are not perfect, but they’ve been an effective method of authenticating users for decades. In theory, passwords should be more than enough. Password systems are familiar to both enterprises and users. It’s no surprise that there’s an appetite for their continued use until their drawbacks in mobile and IoT become too obvious.

When there’s a major security incident, however, it’s passwords that are conveniently around, with a fanciful alibi of being used against their will. This is mislea ...

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