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Q&A: A novel 'token' approach to do away with passwords

Secure Clouldlink claims to have a novel way to do away with passwords. We speak to CEO, Mark Leonard, to find out what this might mean and pick his brains on the wider industry.

 

What is unique about your approach to cybersecurity?

The current approach to cybersecurity can be best described as adopting a fortress mentality – building high walls around an organization in the hope it will deter attempts to break in. It invariably involves the use of a password as a means to access secure and personal data. This approach is fundamentally flawed as passwords can be stolen, guessed or cracked. Moreover having a password is like leaving a post it note on the door saying you've left the key under the mat.

Secure Cloudlink’s approach removes not only the requirement to have passwords but also the human factor associated with them through our patented, non-persistent redacted tokens that never store or transmit any user data. The approach is predicated on the fact that our digital identities are the key to everything – security at work and at home.

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