Expert Comments on Talktalk Opt for Voice Recognition over Passwords

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Talktalk have announced that they will be using voice recognition in place of passwords as a result of the data breach last year, here to comment on this news is Barry Scott, CTO EMEA, Centrify.

Barry Scott, CTO EMEA, Centrify:

Passwords are no longer fit for purpose, and the risks are inherent as TalkTalk has experienced on more than one occasion. Many breaches result from someone either stealing credentials for privileged accounts or someone using credentials internally to gain access to somewhere they shouldn’t have access to.

As an industry, we should be doing everything we can to encourage companies to think about how and why they still use passwords, and encourage them to evolve towards more secure ways to authenticate people, such as biometrics and multi-factor authentication. It’s not just about changing a password, but changing the way people behave. If we do need to use passwords, we should look to back them up with alternative methods.”

About Centrify
centrify-logo@2xCentrify is the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats that target today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises. The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts. Centrify delivers stronger security, continuous compliance and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, mobile and Mac management, privileged access security and session monitoring. Centrify is trusted by over 5000 customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50.

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