As Finjan’s Director of Information Technology, I am looking forward to the 2016 year and adding layers of security for our internal resources and also being part of R&D team developing new security solutions. These are exciting times to be working in cyberspace! If information technology professionals haven’t realized it by now, they should, usernames and passwords are no longer considered secure enough as an access control solution. With each passing day IT departments are moving towards implementing “two factor” or “multi factor” authentication credentials to keep systems safe. At Finjan, I am tasked with the daily challenge of providing a more secure environment, reducing and/or mitigating risk.
What are the different authentication methods?Today’s hackers can use sophisticated password cracking software and so even when we mandate the use of 10 plus character passwords it’s only a matter of time before brute force tactics can crack them. Two factor or multi factor authentication greatly reduces the risk of being compromised and here at Finjan we are developing technology solutions for systems and devices that will advance this even further. Some of the challenges IT departments will face are costs for adding authentication solutions to their systems while reconfiguring services for compatibility. However, the time and expense will be well worth it as their risk of systems being compromised will be greatly reduced.
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