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The State of Passwordless in the Enterprise – According to ESG’s Recent Survey Results Sponsored by Cisco Duo

You will walk away from this session with a deeper understanding of:

  • Risks and challenges of MFA and password-based authentication
  • Pitfalls and struggles of migrating to passwordless authentication
  • Passwordless authentication methods and best-fit use cases to adopt them

76% of organizations experienced multiple account or credential compromises over the past 12 months, according to ESG’s 2023 research about the state of passwordless authentication in enterprise organizations. Recent prominent MFA-based breaches and friction in the end-user experience have reached the ears of IT and cybersecurity leadership. Now, IT security professionals are looking to address these risks by evaluating phishing-resistant and passwordless authentication methods but lack clarity on the use cases this technology fulfills.

Join this engaging discussion with Cisco Duo Product Marketer, Matt Brooks, and ESG Senior Analyst, Jack Poller as they unpack the research findings to understand the evolution of multi-factor authentication and passwordless technologies, and how IT security professionals are responding to the changing threats landscape.

Presenter Info

Jack Poller, Senior Analyst, ESG

Senior Analyst Jack Poller covers Identity and Data Security, drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of systems, storage, networking, and cloud-based products and markets.

Prior to joining Enterprise Strategy Group, Jack held marketing and marketing consulting positions at storage and networking startups. Jack’s formative years in the industry were spent as a software and hardware engineer, developing multiprocessor workstations and servers, 3D graphics, storage, and networking systems. He holds bachelor degrees in Applied Math and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the Leavy School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Matt Brooks, Duo Product Marketing Manager

Matt is a member of the Cisco Duo Product Marketing team. He comes from Citrix, where he held various roles within Services and Marketing focusing on a broad range of Security, Mobility, and Cloud products. He also has industry experience that includes in other large technology companies including Verizon, Tracfone, and Nortel Networks. He holds a BS in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University and a MBA from the University of Florida (Go Gators!)