Different credentials are used by billions of users daily to authenticate themselves in their physical and digital lives. From physical keys to tokens and cards to login and password combinations – all are vulnerable to attack. According to Verizon, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.
Obtaining valid credentials using multiple mechanisms and tools continues to be extremely lucrative for a cyber-criminal. However, with a greater understanding of the lifecycle of a stolen credential, under-pressure security teams can put in place effective countermeasures to prevent attacks and mitigate the damage when one happens.
Read more about how early detection of compromised credentials can help mitigate the damage of cyberattacks on Infosecurity Magazine.