10,000 Employees at Stanley Black & Decker go Passwordless

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Stanley Black & Decker, through its partnership with TrueU will now provides password-free protection to 10,000 workers through TruU’s application-wide product.

The system, called TruIdentity Cloud, uses a “seamless presence-based identity using environmental and biometric factors.” The system is also described as an end-to-end use case that includes enterprise-wide coverage, physical authentication, continuous identification, and self service tools.

Rhonda Gass, the company’s vice president and chief information officer, said the move was part of Stanley Black & Decker’s “defense-in-depth approach.”

“We need protection across the whole landscape. We didn’t want the password to be so complex that people were writing them down on sticky notes and carrying them around with them,” Gass said. “And now, we don’t have to worry about that.”

For David Mahdi, of Gartner Research, Stanley Black & Decker, the decision to go password-free “demonstrates another strong data point that ‘hey, organizations are sick and tired of this,'”

Mahdi noted that passworthlessness provides a lot of “bang for your buck” compared to other strategies that many companies use to bolster security.

For more information, read the original story in Tech Republic.

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