10 Emerging Security Technologies Gaining Interest, Adoption
7. Multifactor authentication
Account credentials have become more expensive on the black market than credit card numbers, according to security researchers. Employees use weak and duplicate passwords for online services and access to corporate systems. The scourge of password breaches has renewed interest in two-factor authentication. RSA, the security division of EMC Corp., sells hardware tokens used by a range of organizations, from large defense contractors and government agencies to biotechnology firms and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Other popular vendors include Amsterdam-based Gemalto and Belcamp, Md.-based SafeNet, according to Gartner.