Death of the Password: Long Live the Password

For years, cybersecurity experts have been predicting the death of the password. However, complex passwords will likely still have a vital role in infosecurity for the time being. For starters, complex passwords are cost-effective ways to protect sensitive information and IT infrastructures. As such, quick and easy password management is a process IT teams have perfected. And due to the larger acceptance of passwords as a security list checkmark, many organizations lack the basic IT foundations to implement passwordless solutions like biometrics or zero-trust architecture (ZTA). Moreover, as workforce burnout and the Great Resignation continue to push organizations to divert IT resources that could focus on aspirational projects, passwords are an understated simplicity that doesn’t shift the status quo too fast.

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