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Passwords Amplify Insider Risk: It’s Time to Protect What Matters Most

The death of the password has been predicted for nearly two decades. Yet in 2023, the majority of organizations still use static credentials to control access to some of their most important digital assets. Why? Largely because of the cost and user resistance challenges associated with alternatives. Yet these same users pose a significant threat to corporate data and systems because they don’t know, or won’t learn how, to manage their passwords securely. The threat is real: in 2022 alone Microsoft logged 1,287 password attacks every second, amounting to more than 111 million per day.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from comforte Blog authored by Erfan Shadabi. Read the original post at: https://insights.comforte.com/passwords-amplify-insider-risk-its-time-to-protect-what-matters-most