Securing Remote Access With Risk-Based Authentication

Implementing an adaptive, risk-based authentication process for remote system access is proving effective as more staff members work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ant Allan, a vice president and analyst at Gartner.

By using analytics and machine learning, this adaptive approach enables organizations to offer appropriate access while minimizing the use of multifactor authentication, he says.

In this interview with Information Security Media Group (see audio link below photo), Allan offers insights on:

  • Managing administrative access to systems;
  • Innovations in the area of customer identity and access management that improve users’ experiences;
  • How to move away from multifactor authentication and password-based authentication.

Allan is a U.K.-based vice president and analyst at Gartner Research specializing in identity and access management. He works on user authentication and other related technologies, along with supporting processes, policies, and best practices.

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