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Future of Authentication 2020

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F U T U R E O F A U T H E N T I C A T I O N 10 STEPS TAKEN TO INCRE ASE CORPOR ATE SECURIT Y Percentage of organisations taking the following steps STATE OF AUTHENTICATION Survey of IT professionals knowledgeable about identity and access management services in their organisation AUTHENTICATE AND PROTECT Unsurprisingly, usernames and passwords are the most common method of authentication when it comes to internal enterprise cybersecurity. But, according to IT professionals, they're not the most secure. This infographic explores the various ways companies are identifying employees and protecting the wider organisation, and how they are taking steps to improve cyber-resilience Require periodic password changes Prohibit employees from reusing the same password on internal systems Require minimum password lengths Require two-factor or multi-factor authentication Small <1,000 Medium 1,000-7,500 Large >7,500 67% 65% 50% 62% Not at all secure Somewhat secure Very secure Completely secure Moderately secure 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 3% 1% 13% 9% 5% 2% 4% 11% 3% 7% 34% 31% 17% 20% 5% 24% 13% 22% 29% 28% 41% 41% 22% 42% 35% 41% 17% 23% 29% 29% 43% 18% 37% 22% 73% 68% 45% 40% 46% 39% 37% 42% 34% 28% 38% 39% 27% 41% 34% 25% 33% 41% 19% 33% 36% 15% 27% 32% Username/ password Thumbprint Mobile device authentication Email one-time password Personal identification numbers Hardware tokens/ security keys PC device authentication SMS one-time password of organisations saw increases in impersonation/business email compromise attacks in 2019 67% Mimecast 2019 saw increases in internal threats/ data leaks 41% saw increases in phishing 54% Ponemon Institute 2020 of IT security professionals admit that they reuse passwords across their personal accounts 50% Company size (employees) IT professionals' perceptions of security (%)

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