The CDC has come out with new guidance saying that fully vaccinated people can throw off their mask in most situations – which is going to cause a lot of questions when paired with people returning to the office. There’s been a movement called the great resignation – people that had a taste of working remotely – 62% of Americans worked remotely last year – may want to stay remote for good. As they started enjoying the benefits of this lifestyle… it’s safe to stay that the distributed workforce is here to stay.
Keeping such a workforce safe from modern cybersecurity threats is easier said than done. It’s tricky enough to prevent in-office attacks, but remote workers add a lot of other potential attack vectors to the scenario.
You might think that multi-factor authentication (MFA) seems like a solid option, but it leaves a lot to be desired. It combines a password with other authentication methods, such as two-step verification on your phone.
MFA is easy to breach as passwords can be guessed or looked up against prior breaches, security questions can be harvested from social media, and one-time codes can be intercepted. It’s time for better security – passwordless security is here to help. Eliminating passwords, replacing them with secure cryptography and biometrics, and no secondary devices are needed.