From the Fall 2015 Issue

Moving Past Passwords: PIV Credentials for Mobile Device Users

William (Curt) Barker
Cybersecurity Standards and Technology Advisor | National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

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How many accounts do you have that require a username and password? And how many of those usernames and passwords are the same? Chances are that the answer is quite a few. The drive to create more secure passwords, requiring case-sensitive letters, numbers, symbols, and high minimum character counts, often drives people to reuse passwords at an alarming rate.1

Implementing the principle of least privilege helps many organizations move beyond passwords to improve the security of their information systems. Least privilege limits access to the minimum set of users required to perform a function, and requires both authentication . . .

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