Delinea’s Passwordless Report Findings

Delinea, a leading provider of access and authentication solutions, today (17/11/2023) published a report to reveal insights into the future of passwords.

The title of the report, “The Future of Workplace Passwords: Not Dead, but Evolving”, found that the majority of 300 US IT decision-makers say that passwords aren’t dead.

The survey, conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Delinea, specifically aimed to understand the future of passwords in the workplace in light of recent traction by other authentication options in consumer technology such as smartphones, personal email accounts, and mobile apps. The polling found that solutions users are already familiar with using in their personal lives are also the most likely to replace passwords in the workplace – so if a user typically utilizes biometric authentication in their personal life, with their phone for example, they welcome the transition to biometric authentication away from passwords in the workplace.

“The term ‘passwordless’ often elicits a strong response, either by those claiming passwords will never die or those claiming they will inevitably go away. Our latest research shows that it doesn’t have to be one or the other and that a range of authentication options are encouraging a future where passwords still exist but are in the background,” said Chris Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at Delinea.

“The passwordless evolution won’t happen overnight though, and organizations need to ensure that they are taking necessary steps to avoid introducing new risk into the workplace by trying to move beyond passwords too quickly.”

The survey revealed that most organizations are still years away from a passwordless reality. While 30% stated their organization has already started this transition, 36% claimed they are still 1-2 years away while 21% admitted they are 3-4 years away. Standing in their way are several obstacles including legacy platforms and apps that require passwords and MFA, the need for consistent authentication methods everywhere, and employees who don’t understand or trust passwordless processes.

To access a complimentary copy of the full report, visit

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