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In this video, Brett Winterford of Okta and Intel 471’s Jeremy Kirk discuss strong authentication, paths to strengthening authentication and what Intel 471 analysts are observing around credential theft in the cybercriminal underground.
Some of most popular illicit digital products in underground digital marketplaces are access credentials and session tokens. The reuse of credentials is often the starting point that leads to a data breach and ransomware. But tying authentication to unspoofable factors – a person’s fingerprint, a device footprint – provides a much higher level of assurance that only legitimate users are accessing systems. This strong authentication provides higher security and a better user experience.
Brett Winterford, Regional Chief Security Officer, APJ, Okta
Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Intel 471