Snippet: Passwords as authenticators pose one of the greatest threats to cybersecurity today. In fact, they’re the root cause of over 80% of data breaches. User-generated passwords tend to be weak and predictable (up to 51% of passwords are re-used). OTPs, too, run the risk of being intercepted. Realistically, no password on its own is truly secure – we’ve known that for years, though.

Passwords as authenticators pose one of the greatest threats to cybersecurity today. In fact, they’re the root cause of over 80% of data breaches. User-generated passwords tend to be weak and predictable (up to 51% of passwords are re-used). OTPs, too, run the risk of being intercepted. Realistically, no password on its own is truly secure – we’ve known that for years, though.  

What is FIDO2?

FIDO authentication has been the industry’s answer to the world’s over-reliance on passwords since 2013. Based on free and open standards from the FIDO Alliance, the updated FIDO2 specification meets the highest level of assurance, addresses various authentication use cases, and offers the potential for a sublime, low-friction authentication experience without the need for a mobile app.

As specialists in the field of strong customer authentication (SCA), and ambassadors for frictionless, omnichannel experiences, Entersekt is well-positioned to support FIDO2. Our customer authentication solution has therefore been expanded to include FIDO authentication.

Free FIDO fact sheet

To carry on reading about FIDO2 and Entersekt’s expanded customer authentication offering, download our latest fact sheet, ‘Our friend, FIDO’.  

 


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