GO PASSWORDLESS TODAY
GO PASSWORDLESS TODAY
With Azure AD HYPR and FIDO Security Keys
Nobody likes passwords. They’re inconvenient. They’re a prime target for attacks. Yet for years they’ve been the most important layer of security for everything in our digital lives from email to bank accounts, shopping carts to video games.
Today, you can now completely remove the password from your Microsoft account. Our preferred choice is to use your mobile phone as a security key with our favorite technology The HYPR Cloud Platform. It is designed to eliminate passwords and shared secrets across the enterprise. By removing the hackers’ primary target, HYPR forces the adversary to attack each device individually – drastically shifting the economics of an attack back in your favor.
With the HYPR platform in place you can also use a FIDO Security Key from Feitian, Yubico, Identiv or Nitrokey to sign into your favorite apps and services, such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Family Safety, and more.
Connect your IdP to the HYPR Platform and you will be able to rollout True Passwordless Authentication and gain fast and easy access to your apps and resources.
See example here below how HYPR is integrated with the PhenixID (IdP) to access Citrix with SSO by using True Passwordless Authentication.
Bret Arsenault, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Microsoft says:
“Hackers don’t break in, they log in.”
Weak passwords are the entry point for the majority of attacks across enterprise and consumer accounts. There are a whopping 579 password attacks every second—that’s 18 billion every year.
Why are passwords so vulnerable? - There are two big reasons
1. Human nature
Except for auto-generated passwords that are nearly impossible to remember, we largely create our own passwords. But, given the vulnerability of passwords, requirements for them have gotten increasingly complex in recent years, including multiple symbols, numbers, case sensitivity, and disallowing previous passwords. Updates are often required on a regular basis, yet to create passwords that are both secure enough and memorable enough is a challenge. Passwords are incredibly inconvenient to create, remember, and manage across all the accounts in our lives.
Forgetting a password can be painful too. You will be shocked to learn that nearly a third of people say they completely stop using an account or service rather than dealing with a lost password. That’s not only a problem for the person stuck in the password cycle, but also for businesses losing customers.
To solve these problems and create passwords we can remember, we try and make things easier for ourselves. We often rely on known and personal words and phrases. We use our pets and family names for password inspiration and important dates like birthdays. As well we are reusing passwords across sites, and we also use a formula for creating passwords, such as; Summer2021, which eventually becomes Winter2021 or Spring2022.
2. Hacker nature
Unfortunately, while such passwords may be easier to remember, they are also easier for a hacker to guess. A quick look at someone’s social media can give any hacker a head starts on logging into their personal accounts. Once that password and email combination has been compromised, it’s often sold on the dark web for use in any number of attacks.