A layered approach to modern identity

The way we work is evolving. Traditional desktop computers and laptops are slowly giving way to the mobile device. In addition to keeping tabs on the office, consumers have come to rely upon mobile devices for a whole host of capabilities, including mobile banking, shopping and even payments.

With this shift towards mobile access at work, home and everywhere in between, comes a shift in both user expectations and behaviors. Instant access to information – anytime, anywhere – is the norm, which means our tolerance for friction has greatly diminished. This new attitude allows employees to be more productive and responsive, and even make more informed decisions. However, this digital era consumers have grown accustomed to is built on a house of cards from a security perspective. The apps consumers access at the touch of an icon or the imprint of a finger are all protected with passwords – and with more and more work and personal data moving online, hackers are having a heyday circumventing passwords to get at this information.

Read why Ryan Zlockie, Global VP of Authentication at Entrust Datacard, thinks that the answer to this lies in using our mobile device as the foundation to a modern digital identity – one that blends a number of technologies, so security remains in the background and only involves minimal effort from the user when absolutely necessary on Help Net Security.

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