Solving the Weakest Link: Password Security - A Comprehensive Review

Ensuring the security and privacy of digital assets is one of the key concerns facing credit unions today. The need to safeguard these assets from both internal and external threats has never been more urgent. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) reported over 70,000 security incidents in just the first 6 months of 2003. Passwords are still the most pervasive tool used to secure today's organizations. As the number of passwords per employee increases, the likelihood of them being forgotten rises. This paper proposes a new approach to improving security in today's organizations which involves eliminating the use of passwords among end-users.

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