Passwords have been around since the invention of computers and are still the primary way of protecting a large percentage of our infrastructure today. However, despite being the go-to method for security, digital passwords are inherently problematic and will continue to be problematic as technology becomes more advanced.
Passwords are knowledge-based, meaning they can easily be guessed or stolen. They’re also a source of user frustration, which can negatively impact employee productivity, customer satisfaction, and ultimately revenue.
All that considered, how do you reconcile this when passwords—despite their shortcomings—are really the only digital security solution society has ever known?
Good question. The answer is going passwordless, which several leading enterprises across the industry are pursuing via FIDO passkeys.