Password killers, digital safes & machine learning: 5 innovative cyber security products launched …

List: The year has already seen companies pushing the boundaries in fighting cyber threats. A big theme in cyber security at the moment, featuring regularly in this list, is the mission to abolish the password. Passwords are of course a fairly weak security measure for several reasons. For one thing, due to the difficulties in remembering a password, people often use a relatively obvious password, such as their own name, and they may also use the same password for multiple accounts. Perhaps most concerning, any password can eventually be cracked through brute force, if a bot simply attempts every single combination of characters. Some of the innovations on the list focus on using new forms of input as security measures, such as sound or biometrics. Multi-factor authentication also features in…


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