Authentication today: Moving beyond passwords [source: helpnetsecurity]
A new global study from IBM Security examining consumer perspectives around digital identity and authentication, found that people now prioritize security over convenience when logging into applications and devices.
Authentication methods perceived as most secure (global perspective)
Generational differences also emerged showing that younger adults are putting less care into traditional password hygiene, yet are more likely to use biometrics, multifactor authentication and password managers to improve their personal security.
With millennials quickly becoming the largest generation in today’s workforce, these trends may impact how employers and technology companies provide access to devices and applications in the near future. Overall, respondents recognized the benefits of biometric technologies like fingerprint readers, facial scans and voice recognition, as threats to their digital identity continue to mount.
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