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Adaptive Security Vs. Passwordless Solutions

The greatest dangers are those you are unaware of

Usability is sometimes overlooked in security strategies, yet we now know that improving user experience is a critical driver of enterprise security upgrades. There's just one minor snag.

Despite their effectiveness, most password less systems can be problematic in practice.

When a user takes an additional action during the authentication process, the danger of a data breach skyrockets. This is because several passwordless systems have several well-known flaws: OTP codes, SMS codes, sim cards, and email links are all easy to obtain.

  • one-time password authorization codes (OTP)

  • push-based authentication tools

  • confirmation links

  • hardware tokens

  • biometrics

  • digital certificates

  • hybrid fraud detection systems (complex solution)

What is Adaptive Security and how does it operate in practice?

By gathering device and software data and exchanging it with the AI engine through cryptographic channel, each module produces a security score for a user's behavior.

This strategy ensures that risk is always estimated using contextual information. Actual and historical data are regularly analyzed in order to spot any irregularities.

The operation is prohibited or requires additional confirmation procedures, such as 2FA permission, if the security score is low and critical attributes are below the threshold

What's more, each time a user tries to gain access to the company's resources, the engine receives the final operation outcome, which helps to reduce false positive scores in the future.

What is Adaptive Security and how does it operate in practice?

By gathering device and software data and exchanging it with the AI engine through cryptographic channel, each module produces a security score for a user's behavior.

This strategy ensures that risk is always estimated using contextual information.

Actual and historical data are regularly analyzed in order to spot any irregularities.

The operation is prohibited or requires additional confirmation procedures, such as 2FA permission, if the security score is low and critical attributes are below the threshold.

What's more, if a user attempts to gain access to the company's resources, Usability is sometimes overlooked in security strategies, yet we now know that improving user experience is a critical driver of enterprise security upgrades.

There's just one minor snag

Despite their effectiveness, most password less systems can be problematic in practice. When a user takes an additional action during the authentication process, the danger of a data breach skyrockets.

That's because several password less techniques have several well-known flaws: OTP tokens, SMS codes, sim cards, and email links are all easy to obtain (many attacks start from an email takeover).

Sources and references : https://www.cshub.com

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