Go passwordless with single sign-on for a digitally enabled remote workforce!
2020’s work-from-home (WFH) workforce has magnified your customers’ employees being the largest attack surface when it comes to cybersecurity breaches.
Remote employees are often distracted, many multitasking, all the while accessing corporate resources frequently on their own devices. Plus, home offices simply do not have the same physical security as an office environment. Not surprisingly, bad actors are aggressively seizing this opportunity, with phishing being the attack of choice.
With WFH here to stay, it is IT’s challenge to strike the right balance between workforce security and a frictionless experience. There are many ways passwords inject friction into the typical workday. All of this friction promotes employee non-compliance with password policies, which defeats the original objective of improved security.
A recent Entrust Pulse Survey of 1,000 US remote workers revealed that 60% had three or more passwords to access different work systems and, to cope with this, 42% cited writing passwords down and 30% reported reusing and/or recycling passwords. More alarming, 24% of participating remote workers cited clicking on a link in a COVID-related email from an unknown sender, despite the vast majority claiming to know what phishing is.
Going passwordless is one of the best ways for IT to improve workforce security and productivity. With credential-based passwordless access, a digital certificate provisioned onto the worker’s phone transforms the phone into their trusted workplace identity, wherever that workplace may be.
COVID or not, credential-based passwordless access with SSO is seamless, secure, frictionless, and essential for this new era of remote work. Are you interested in Entrust’s Free Authentication trial? Get started today!
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