Welcome to the third edition of our info-security monthly digest. We have some exciting news to share this month! Our CTO, Lawrence Hughes, has been invited to speak at the IPv6 Forum stage in CommunicAsia 2016 on three hot topics on Internet of Things. In addition, as a Top 100 Startups in Echelon Asia Summit 2016, we will be exhibiting at the summit from 15-16 June at booth T22 at Hall 3A, Singapore Expo. Next month, we will be participating in partnership with Thales eSecurity at the RSA Conference 2016 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 20-22 July. Come visit us if you are around!
In this month’s digest, we are privileged to have our Head of R&D, Hon Luen, Kwan, to share his view on password authentication. Hon Luen is a data security and software professional with over 18 years of experience. His career spans across three startups, a government defense ministry and a MNC. With a bachelor and master’s degree from National University of Singapore, he is also a CISSP and CSCIP.
As we may know, it is not a secret anymore that password authentication is facing a death so fast that we do not have to blink twice. In case you may wonder, if you are using username and password as a form of authentication to access web sites, company resources or mobile devices, that is password authentication, which is one of the most popular authentication methods in the world. However, this form of authentication comes with its share of grief, especially when criminals could easily grab the entire database of username and password, just like the recent case in the LinkedIn data breach in which 167 millions user credentials were exposed.
Without much ado, let’s dive to some good perspectives on password authentication with Hon Luen’s article, which is also available as a PDF download. We hope you would enjoy this article as much as we enjoy creating them.