COVID-19 Could Catalyze Passwordless Authentication



Passwords have always been a weak link in security, but people are so used to them that getting them to change to a more secure form of authentication has been a difficult task. Could COVID-19 be the catalyst that ends up ushering in passwordless access?

The push is slowly happening. Gartner predicts that 60% of enterprises and 90% of midsize businesses will move to passwordless authentication by 2022. Although it has been discussed as option for years, there has been an uptick in interest in the technologies since 2018, according to Ant Allan, Gartner vice president analyst.

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