The time to go passwordless is now

With threat actors evolving and engaging in increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, security vendors must continue to innovate their threat responses.

Technology vendors should use this Emerging Technology Horizon to:

  • Identify emerging technologies and trends that are important to the business
  • Determine when to act on those trends and technologies based on business strategy
  • Begin formulating a response to the technology or trend’s evolution

In this report, Gartner considers passwordless authentication to be the most rapidly emerging trend of those identified, “with estimated adoption around 30% to 40% of the way toward the early majority target.” 

By implementing passwordless solutions, companies reduce exposure to some of the most prevalent attack vectors — while also improving the user experience (UX).

Gartner, Emerging Technology Horizon for Information Security, Ruggero Contu, Mark Driver, Elizabeth Kim, Swati Rakheja, Nat Smith, Mark Wah, Dave Messett, Shawn Eftink, 16 November 2021

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