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Passwordless authentication: The future is here

Passwordless authentication: The future is here


Passwords suck! There, I said it. We've all heard it said many times before, but it’s worth repeating. The concept of gate-keeping access to digital services with a username and password may have been appropriate, and even good practice, in the early days of computing when a person might only have one or two logins to maintain. However, in today’s world where people have hundreds of accounts, they tend to re-use one password for multiple accounts or outsource the job to a password manager service. And even if you do manage to create a complex and unique password for each account, and remember it at the time of login, there is still the problem of data breaches, which are becoming all too common. 

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Snippet: This is an exciting blog post for me. It may be Entersekt’s last blog post for 2017, but it’s the first post I write representing the company in the North American region – an amazing, exciting market, with immense potential and challenging innovation and security needs.

This is an exciting blog post for me. It may be Entersekt’s last blog post for 2017, but it’s the first post I write representing the company in the North American region – an amazing, exciting market, with immense potential and challenging innovation and security needs.

Snippet: In an attempt to reduce the ever-increasing burden on their compliance teams, financial service organizations are starting to turn to new technology solutions like machine learning and cloud computing.

In an attempt to reduce the ever-increasing burden on their compliance teams, financial service organizations are starting to turn to new technology solutions like machine learning and cloud computing.

Snippet: We are all familiar with the sound of our mobile devices pinging or vibrating to let us know that something has arrived that we might be interested in. There are now numerous methods employed by mobile operating system vendors and app developers to draw our attention to the fact that new content is available: everything from badges to banners, alerts and various other types of messages.

We are all familiar with the sound of our mobile devices pinging or vibrating to let us know that something has arrived that we might be interested in. There are now numerous methods employed by mobile operating system vendors and app developers to draw our attention to the fact that new content is available: everything from badges to banners, alerts and various other types of messages.

Snippet: With the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) mandating UK retail banks to ‘open up’ and adopt the new principles of open banking, not to mention the impending introduction of the Payments Services Directive (PSD2) in January 2018, banks will soon be operating in a much more competitive environment than before.

With the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) mandating UK retail banks to ‘open up’ and adopt the new principles of open banking, not to mention the impending introduction of the Payments Services Directive (PSD2) in January 2018, banks will soon be operating in a much more competitive environment than before.

Snippet: Losses from card fraud approached $23 billion worldwide in 2016, according to the 2017 Nilson Report, and with the rising tide of data breaches and other cyberattacks, that sum is projected to reach $33 billion by 2021.

Losses from card fraud approached $23 billion worldwide in 2016, according to the 2017 Nilson Report, and with the rising tide of data breaches and other cyberattacks, that sum is projected to reach $33 billion by 2021.

Snippet: PSD2 introduces an entirely new market dynamic. While it will bring banks a new burden of compliance and open them up to increased liability, this regulatory framework also comes with exciting new opportunities for revenue.

PSD2 introduces an entirely new market dynamic. While it will bring banks a new burden of compliance and open them up to increased liability, this regulatory framework also comes with exciting new opportunities for revenue.

Snippet: Consent is a core part of data protection legislation. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from 25 May 2018 and aims to provide clarity on the previously contentious issue of obtaining an individual’s consent in order to process their personal information.

Consent is a core part of data protection legislation. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from 25 May 2018 and aims to provide clarity on the previously contentious issue of obtaining an individual’s consent in order to process their personal information.

Snippet: When we at Entersekt tell people that our solution uses X.509 certificates on a mobile phone, they often reply cynically, “But PKI doesn’t scale!?” How, then, are we able to make that claim?

When we at Entersekt tell people that our solution uses X.509 certificates on a mobile phone, they often reply cynically, “But PKI doesn’t scale!?” How, then, are we able to make that claim?

Snippet: The cybersecurity market is alive, and kicking ferociously. There are hundreds of security providers out there, all clamoring for your business and all claiming to be the best.

The cybersecurity market is alive, and kicking ferociously. There are hundreds of security providers out there, all clamoring for your business and all claiming to be the best.

Snippet: There have been at least three occasions in the last couple of years when I have been anxiously trying to connect through to a bank’s fraud team contact center after having a payment declined.

There have been at least three occasions in the last couple of years when I have been anxiously trying to connect through to a bank’s fraud team contact center after having a payment declined.

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