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Passwords Still Dominant Authentication Method, Top Cause of Data Breaches

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Passwords remain the dominant method of authentication and top cause of data breaches, according to MobileIron. A new report also highlighted the importance of a zero trust security strategy that provides context-aware, conditional access to a device or user.

EMA surveyed 200 IT and security managers and looked at a range of IAM technologies.

The username/password continues to be the dominant method of authentication used to access business devices, apps and data.

The password is still the top attack vector for organizations of all sizes, with 42% of respondents indicating their organization had been breached as a result of a user password compromise.

Poor password hygiene is also a top cause of data breaches, with 31% of respondents indicating their organization had been breached as a result of user credentials being shared with an unauthorized peer.

Read more: Help Net Security 

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