The State of Multi-Factor Authentication: Survey Results, Implications, & Recommendations
If organizations employ flexible, robust, and properly managed MFA, they will significantly reduce their likelihood of being breached and the variety of consequences that result from those breaches. — Osterman Research
The increasing use of cloud-based applications, among other factors, has created an environment in which account takeovers and similar types of incursions are becoming much more common. This is where multi-factor authentication (MFA) comes into the picture.
Check out the results from an in-depth survey of mid-sized and large organizations on how they manage security, authentication, and related issues; and decision makers’ attitudes toward various authentication methods including Zero Trust, passwordless approaches, and biometrics.
Here are some of the survey highlights:
- Only an average of 70% of employees and 40% of customers are required to use MFA to access corporate applications and data.
- Decision-makers perceive hardware tokens, biometrics, and mobile authenticators as the most secure authentication methods.
- Only 29% of organizations have implemented passwordless authentication workflows for employees, but another 40% are planning to do so.
- The leading driver for implementing a zero-trust architecture is to prevent data breaches, cited by 84% of respondents as an important or extremely important reason for doing so.
- When selecting an Identity and Access Management Solution (IAM), the most important selection criteria are ease of use for end-users, the ability to integrate the solution into the existing IT infrastructure, and flexibility to support corporate security policies.
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