“The password is weak and crap,” said Nick Savvides, Symantec ANZ business manager of information protection. Speaking recently to media in Singapore, Savvides went on to say that having passwords — no matter how complicated they are — is not the ideal way for companies to protect themselves against online threats, as cybercriminals are getting better at what they do. He added in particular with the rise of the Internet of Things, cloud, and mobility, businesses need to implement new security factors such as biometrics, whether it’s voice, facial, or fingerprint, as well as key dynamics and geolocation to ensure they are protected. Savvides said that over the next 12 months, Symantec will be releasing capabilities that utilise these new factors.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet