Author: 
Boudewijn Kiljan, Wave Systems
IT Security Guru
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

IT organisations are increasingly asked to do more with less by reducing operational costs in a variety of ways. While budgets are shrinking, security requirements necessary to meet various government regulations and standards (ICO, EU Data Protection Directive, PCI-DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley) are rapidly mounting. In an attempt to stay vigilant against the ever-changing and challenging threat landscape, most organisations have or are likely to have a variant of two-factor authentication in place in the form of an OTP token, PKI token or smart card. Projected costs associated with acquiring and maintaining such solutions are steep, and can become prohibitive with shrinking budgets. The real challenge is finding an alternative that is more cost-effective, easy to transition to, and just as secure.