Authentication

The Death of 2FA and the Birth of Modern Authentication

Provided by RSA

Category Authentication

Type White Paper

Length 10

Publish Date August 17 2017

Date posted November 22 2017

Overview

Two-factor and multi-factor authentication are significant improvements over the use of passwords for authentication. However, the definition of multi-factor authentication was born in a different day and is based upon antiquated technology and approaches. As technology and the world around it changes, our definition of and expectations for authentication also need to change. IDC recommends looking beyond standard MFA and considering a modern approach to authentication.

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