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It's Time to Rethink Identity and Authentication

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Why companies need to change how they authenticate their customers

This article argues that legacy systems such as passwords are no longer sufficient to protect people from today’s security threats.

“Biometrics, mobile devices, and multifactor authentication are strong tools. Combining these methods with definitive ID proofing at the start reduces user friction and improves overall security.”

Organizations should incorporate these tools as much as is necessary for their level of risk. These newer forms of authentication also have the added benefits of giving more power back to users.

Individuals are at risk whenever they give out a piece of identifying information. Thus, users want more control over the who, what, and when of giving that information out

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