There appears to be a debate on whether or not passwords have a long term future and yet some analysts predict that the number of passwords in use across the globe will exceed 200 billion by 2020. Perhaps it is time to start thinking about them in a different way.
Passwords, with all of their issues and rumored replacements, are here to stay—at least for the time being—according to a new research report from Forrester. In 2015, passwords remain “the most common form of user authentication for apps and systems,” according to the Cambridge, MA-based tech research and analysis firm. The truth is that until we can find an adequate replacement for the ubiquitous username-password combination, Security and Risk (S&R) professionals have no choice to coexist with passwords while their organizations assess alternatives.