Research reveals the biggest targets for cyberattacks

The company surveyed 300 IT decision-makers across the US and Brazil

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Research reveals the biggest targets for cyberattacks. Source: pixabay.com

Thales has found that 68% of US IT professionals consider unprotected infrastructure as one of the biggest targets for cyberattacks.

The report states that the majority of hacking-related breaches are a result of weak, stolen, or reused user credentials. Nevertheless, 4 out of 10 US and Brazilian respondents still see usernames and passwords among the most effective ways to protect access to their IT infrastructure.

According to the survey, organizations shift more apps to the cloud, that’s why it is essential that each application is properly secured. However, 97% of participants expect problems for their organization if this is not done effectively.

Meanwhile, 98% indicate that cloud access management is conducive to facilitating overall cloud adoption, and they want to manage access centrally.

Innovation in access security allows us to overcome the reliance on passwords, which are proven to be insufficient in protecting data. Organizations that utilize cloud-based access and passwordless authentication to scale secure cloud adoption will be able to meet the increased need for improved security, especially at a time when access control is critical for today’s remote workforce. The elimination of username and passwords as a sole method of authentication and broader use of smart single sign-on will result in a greater level of security and convenience as more and more applications are delivered from outside the security perimeter
Francois Lasnier, vice president for Access Management 

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