Posted by Fran Rosch, SVP of User Authentication, VeriSign
This article was also published in SC Magazine.
All too frequently, reports surface of high-profile hacks victimizing individuals using weak password protection. But, unlike the inconsequential account break-ins hitting Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher or Sarah Palin, the consequences of some compromised accounts raises serious implications for cloud services security.
Your personal and professional security is only as strong as your weakest password. And for IT managers, the security of an organization's cloud-based resources is only as strong as your most careless employee's weakest password.
Personal information can be harvested many ways - and the viability of traditional usernames and passwords are undermined by the "forgot your password...