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Centrify calls for two-factor authentication mandate

Centrify calls for two-factor authentication mandate after Sabre reveals data breach

This week, Sabre Corp, a major technology solution provider for airline and hotel companies, disclosed a breach of its Central Reservations system may have exposed customer payment card data and personal information. Reports suggest that compromised credentials may have contributed to this data breach.

Corey Williams (pictured right), Senior Director Products and Marketing at Cybersecurity specialist Centrify, said this latest data breach again demonstrated the vulnerability of password-based protection. “Once more, we’re reminded of the danger of relying on passwords as the means of securing access to corporate systems, apps or data,” he said.

“Passwords are the number one security problem in the world. The only reliable defence against attackers is to enable two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication involves combining an additional factor – such as a code sent to your phone via text, voice call or mobile app – alongside a password. This raises the bar for security, making it much harder for attackers to compromise work systems and data.

“Two-factor authentication will thwart the vast majority of hacks that target corporate employees, including those with excessive permissions. The sooner we all wake up to this fact, the sooner these hack headlines will subside. Organisations should be mandating the use of two-factor authentication whenever it is technically possible.”

About Centrify
Centrify redefines security from a legacy static perimeter-based approach to protecting millions of scattered connections in a boundaryless hybrid enterprise. As the only industry recognised leader in both Privileged Identity Management and Identity-as-a-Service, Centrify provides a single platform to secure each user’s access to apps and infrastructure through the power of identity services. This is Next Dimension Security in the Age of Access. Centrify is enabling over 5,000 customers, including over half the Fortune 50, to defend their organisations. To learn more visit www.centrify.com.
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