Transcending Passwords: The Next Generation of Authentication
Authentication Practices Impact Security, Productivity and Retention
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) conducted a survey of 312 cybersecurity IT leaders and end users to examine the challenges, perceptions and outcomes in the usage of password and passwordless authentication technologies.
admit to violating corporate password policies
reported breaches, including compromised credentials and successful phishing attacks
see high-friction authentication processes as a reason to change employers
The study revealed that organizations that employ FIDO-based passwordless authentication technologies are least likely to be victims of phishing attacks, cut authentication times by 75%, and measurably reduced their IT service desk burdens.
Our independent and objective research findings confirm that we have reached an inflection point in authentication solutions driven by broad recognition that reliance on traditional passwords is no longer sustainable.
Steve Brasen, report author and Research Director
Enterprise Management Associates