We live in an era where the mobile rules, people always expect to be connected and on average a person is no more than 3 feet away from their phone. This is not just within the consumer sphere but also within businesses – people want to be able to work on any app from any device in any location.
Cloud apps allow staff to do just that and there seems to be no stopping usage whether officially sanctioned or not.
Username and Password is still the default for securing the majority of these applications, but we are now at a point where this does not offer enough protection. Stolen credentials were the top cause of enterprise data breaches in 2018, so why is static Username and Password still the default?
Passwords can easily be hacked or stolen, especially if users don’t follow security best practices. To reduce the risk of data loss from modern endpoints, apps, and cloud services, organizations must deploy seamless, intelligent, and contextual security that provides layered protection against sophisticated mobile and network attacks.
Secure cloud access requires more than passwords
To protect access to cloud-based apps and data, organisations need a solution that provides a simple user experience, but which is also able to adapt to complex environments. To meet these requirements, a true cloud security solution should provide:
- Multifactor authentication (MFA)
- Passwordless single sign-on (SSO)
- Powerful trust engine that leverages a variety of factors