Is the Future of eCommerce Shifting into Reverse?
by Tony Collier
by Brendan O'Donohoe
What if you didn't have to prove who you are to access sites that require your identity? The old TV show Cheers said it right: “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” We think the internet should work like Cheers, and mobile device authentication is taking that idea from sitcom to reality.
by Wendell Brown
In 2016, writer Walter Isaacson deemed anonymity one of the original sins of the internet. Users, he said, do not have a choice about whether the network they access has verified identity and authentication.
When companies are designing security protocols, they shouldn't sacrifice security and protection for customer convenience, instead, always strive for both. Never expect 100 percent perfection in designing and deploying security firewalls and solutions. Keep board members in the loop and accountable at all times on security issues. The effects of breaches reach even beyond those whose data are directly affected. Although new ways to authenticate are being deployed that could one day lead to the demise of alphanumeric passwords, they will likely still be a part of login experiences, depending on point of view.