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Why employees are a businesses weakest link – and how to remedy that

Published in Information-Age, on 18 January 2018, by Raz Rafaeli

“People are our greatest asset,” proclaim companies all across the land – but that motto would perhaps be most appropriate to Hacker Incorporated, the loosely-affiliated organisation of cyber-baddies that has made a very successful business of invading computers and networks, for fun and great profit.

The requirements for effective cyber-protection in a password-based authentication system are too difficult for even the most security-conscious employee to fully observe.

If passwords are so weak, why do so many companies rely on them? It is often a matter of “this is what we are used to”, that prevents implementing a new system considered difficult and onerous. Given the situation however, companies really have no choice but to look at alternative methods.

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