Authenticating your customers: the tripartite of consumer authentication
The recent Deloitte breach was yet another in a long line of data exposures that have their origin in authentication issues. In the case of Deloitte, the hackers gained access to Deloitte’s email system, putting clients emails, including potentially sensitive content and attachments, at risk of exposure. The Deloitte hack has reportedly been attributed to the lack of second-factor authentication (2FA). According to sources for The Guardian newspaper, the attack was perpetrated via a stolen Admin password. In other words, the authentication measures used were well-below par.