Month: November 2015
IT providers are continuously increasing the authentication intricacies of network security and offering alternative options for individuals to remain safe and secure while surfing the internet. While simultaneously, businesses are rapidly increasing their use of technology which means a greater level of security is required to shield against cyber-attacks. Most businesses around the world are becoming digitalized, whether this means online trading, having global customers or employees accessing the internet for work purposes. It has become impossible for digital businesses to remain safe if they do not implement a sturdy security and risk policy protecting employees from cyber-attacks.
It is especially important to embed such policies where businesses are directly offering customer-facing services. This is because the brand, reputation and efficiency of the organisation is hampered when customers fall victim to cyber-attacks. Word of mouth which is the easily seen form of marketing diminishes.
However everyone from senior management, employees to customers all need a password for each account they hold. Thus, multifactor authentication has been one of the most prominent security option offered by IT providers. Multifactor authentication requires a second step in the procedure to authenticate access into one’s account and resultantly, verifies the individual’s identity. Unfortunately, attackers are becoming increasingly smarter and are always endeavouring to try different ways of hacking accounts. Most individuals do not like sparing too much of their time with password management and it can become exhaustive when a small or medium business does not have a large enough IT department to solve password issues.Read More
There are ample advantages of using technology for work purposes and thus, most businesses around the globe have integrated the use of technology. However, employees lament when it comes to password management, whether it is to frequently create a new password, resetting a forgotten password or dealing with one’s locked account. Nevertheless, passwords are one of the most prominent methods by which end users are authenticated access into an application or a particular network. Password management can be very troublesome and tedious within organizations, especially when employees are asked to remember numerous credentials for numerous applications which they would only need to access a few times during the week. Most employees find it difficult to remember credentials which they do not use very often and as a result are locked out of their account.
Recent studies have found that workers who are distracted between projects cannot focus as much as they are capable of. The study further suggested that an individual can take up to 5 to 25 minutes to focus on a particular project before they become absorbed into their work. A common example is having to regularly re-log into applications where the user cannot remember their credentials.
As a solution, most businesses are now gearing towards single sign-on. The concept of single sign-on has been seen for many years now however, the integration of single sign-on or also known as a password manager within businesses has been taking place rapidly from the past few years. A reason being is that user’s love single sign-on as it relives them of having to remember, enter and then re-enter complex credentials to access applications. It is quicker and gives the user the comfort of transitioning from cloud and webapps at a suitable pace where a consistent flow is maintained.Read More