Will we see the end of text-based passwords?

The drive to digital has made us all susceptible to new security risks as cybercriminals look to capitalise on the situation. 2019 was a record-breaking year for the number of breaches resulting in exposed records, and the recent cyberattacks to multinational companies including Kylie Cosmetics and Blackbaud suggest this is a trend which is here to stay.

Recent lockdown announcements mean it’s likely that widespread remote work will continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future. With so many of us connecting to home WiFi connections and using personal devices for work, workplace security risks have never been higher. It’s therefore crucial that employees are protected from groups looking to take advantage of the crisis – and this calls for a shift in the way organisations approach authentication.