Why User Names and Passwords Are Not Enough

Over the past few years, it’s become evident that attackers are no longer “hacking” to carry out data breaches ― they are simply logging in by exploiting weak, stolen, or otherwise compromised credentials. That’s why this month’s discovery of a massive repository of 773 million email addresses and more than 21 million passwords floating on the Dark Web doesn’t come as a surprise to many security experts. It’s just further proof that identity has become the new security perimeter and the battleground for mitigating cyber-attacks that impersonate legitimate users.

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