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The Rise of Credential-Less Security

Gone are the days where a simple username and password could protect your personal information. In today’s world of constant cyber threats, traditional security measures are becoming increasingly insufficient. That’s why a new approach to security, known as credential-less security, is gaining momentum.

The basic idea of credential-less security is to remove the need for usernames and passwords altogether. Instead, security measures like multi-factor authentication and biometric recognition are used to verify a user’s identity. Multi-factor authentication relies on something you have, you are and know.  Something you have is your phone, something you are is your biometrics, something you know is your secret such as your initial phone access. Of course, you can increase the ‘something you know’ component, depending on the criticality of the system.

This approach has several advantages over traditional security measures. First, it reduces the risk of credential stuffing attacks, where hackers try to gain access to an account by using stolen login credentials. Secondly, it eliminates the need for users to remember complex passwords, which can be a major headache. Finally, it can provide a more seamless and user-friendly experience, which is becoming increasingly important as more and more transactions are conducted online.

Of course, Cipherise is Credential-Less Security. You don’t need a username, password or extra codes anymore. Your phone brokers a connection between you and the system.

Please book a meeting to see this in action.