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March 5, 2021

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NIST report aims to address authentication ‘crisis’ stoked by password shortcomings, emerging technologies

By Charlie Mitchell / February 9, 2021

NIST has released a draft report “analyzing existing methods, tools, and techniques” around authentication, as the agency looks to establish an “ontology of authentication” that can help organizations with identity management amid myriad requirements and emerging security challenges.

“Authentication appears to be headed into crisis with the difficulties of passwords, the need for derived credentials, and the uncertainty of quantum processing, mobile platforms, and the Internet of Things,” the National Institute of Standards and Technology said in a Monday...

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