Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why We Need To Move Beyond Passwords

In my previous blog, I briefly touched on the fact that many Internet of Things (IoT) devices today have defaulted to the lowest common denominator for security and authentication: passwords. IoT devices — particularly mobile devices — introduce security and privacy risks because most have a limited user interface that can only handle short, easy-to-crack passwords.

The proliferation of mobile and IoT-connected devices has accelerated the need for user authentication that moves beyond passwords, …