Authentication Study Index

This page offers a chronological index of the studies that provide the statistical authentication data found in the Authentication Statistics Index.

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Study Index

2017 Credential Spill Report
Source: Shape Security - January 2017

Americans and Cybersecurity
Source: Pew Research Center - January 26 2017

So Your Users Clicked - Now What?
Source: Duo Security Inc. - August 16 2016

Threat Group-4127 Targets Google Accounts
Source: SecureWorks - June 26 2016

Survey Guide: Businesses Should Begin Preparing for the Death of the Password
Source: Gigya - May 19 2016

Trustwave Global Security Report 2016
Source: Trustwave - April 15 2016

RSA Conference Survey
Source: Lieberman Software Corporation - March 23 2016

There are *exactly* 608 US firms offering banking fingerprint authentication
Source: Celent / FI Navigator - March 23 2016

A World Without Usernames, Passwords? It's Coming, Says USAA Exec
Source: American Banker - February 16 2016

NetSPIís Top Password Masks for 2015
Source: NetSPI - January 19 2016

Security and Trading
Source: Steam / Valve - December 9 2015

2015 Trustwave Global Security Report
Source: Trustwave - June 9 2015

AppSec is Eating Security
Source: Alex Stamos - April 27 2015

Americansí Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden
Source: Pew Research Center - March 16 2015

NetSPI's Top Cracked Passwords for 2014
Source: NetSPI - March 2 2015

Three Quarters of Britons Risking Online Safety
Source: Cyber Streetwise - October 15 2014

A Hackerís Guess
Source: RSA - September 8 2014

Your Password Complexity Requirements are Worthless
Source: KoreLogic - September 25 2014

2014 Business Password Analysis
Source: Trustwave - August 2014

This Story Probably Wonít Make You Change Your Passwords
Source: Rob Pegoraro / Dashlane - August 12 2014

YouGov Cyber Security
Source: YouGov - August 2014

8 in 10 Brits would ditch passwords for biometric security
Source: Intelligent Environments - July 29 2014

24% of Americans stopped buying online because of breaches
Source: USA Today - June 3 2014

2014 Trustwave Global Security Report
Source: Trustwave - May 2014

Lieberman Software 2014 Survey of Information Security Professionals
Source: Lieberman Software - May 28 2014

Change UD Password
Source: University of Delaware - April 2014

Heartbleedís Impact
Source: Pew Research Center - April 30 2014

The Insider Threat Manifesto
Source: IS Decisions - February 19 2014

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
Source: Cisco - January 2014

81% of citizens in favour of biometric identification finds Steria survey
Source: Steria / Toluna - July 11 2013

Soft Passcodes Still Prevail on Enterprise Mobile Devices
Source: Fiberlink - July 2013

Impermium Study Unearths Consumer Attitudes Toward Internet Security
Source: Imperium - June 27 2013

The 2013 Digital Future Project Report
Source: Center for the Digital Future - June 13 2013

Unknown - Ipsos OTX MediaCT
Source: Ipsos OTX MediaCT - June 2013

National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013 Research Into Password Use
Source: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy / Quantum Market Research - May 2013

Privileged Account Security and Compliance Survey Report
Source: Cyber-Ark - May 2013

SANS 2013 Help Desk Security and Privacy Survey
Source: SAN - May 2013

Adults Media Use and Attitudes Report 2013
Source: Ofcom / Saville Rossiter-Base - April 2013

Cloud Computing Demands Enterprise-class Password Management and Security
Source: Enterprise Strategy Group commissioned by McAfee - April 2013

Moving Beyond Passwords: Consumer Attitudes on Online Authentication
Source: Ponemon Institute / Nok Nok Labs - April 2013

2013 Trustwave Global Security Report
Source: Trustwave - February 22 2013

Cyber Security Flaws in Working Practices
Source: QA / YouGov Plc - 2013

Siber Systems RoboForm Online Security Survey
Source: Siber Systems - December 2012

Untitled - Matt Weir
Source: Matt Weir - December 13 2012

CAST Cloud Generation
Source: Creative and Social Technology (CAST) of Goldsmiths University of London - November 2012

ESET & Harris Interactive Password Poll
Source: ESET - October 22 2012

Consumer Survey: Password Habits
Source: CSID - September 2012

Perception and Knowledge of IT Threats: The Consumerís Point of View
Source: Kaspersky Lab / O+K Research - September 2012

2012 Online Registration and Password Study
Source: Janrain / Harris Interactive - August 2012

What do Sony and Yahoo! Have in common? Passwords!
Source: Troy Hunt - July 12 2012

Trustwave 2012 Global Security Report
Source: Trustwave - February 9 2012

NorSIS Password Survey 2012
Source: NorSIS - 2012

Consumer Perceptions of Online Registration and Social Login
Source: Janrain / Blue Research - October 2011

Password Security: A Survey of Australian Attitudes Toward Password Use and Management
Source: PayPal and Center for Internet Safety - September 2011

Measuring Password Re-Use Empirically
Source: Joseph Bonneau - February 9 2011

Webroot Password Survey
Source: Webroot - October 2010

Social Networking and the Illusion of Anonimity
Source: BitDefender - August 27 2010

Symantec Security Response Password Survey
Source: Symantec - March 26 2010

Reused Login Credentials
Source: Trusteer - February 2 2010

Password Security Survey 2009
Source: Elcomsoft - October 2009

2009 Sophos Online Password Survey
Source: Sophos - March 2009

Password Management Survey
Source: Siber Systems - February 2008

Benchmarking: Passwords -- The Sad Truth About Security
Source: Nucleus Research / Knowledgestorm - October 2006

2006 Sophos Online Password Survey
Source: Sophos - April 2006

Information Security Breaches Survey 2006
Source: PriceWaterhouseCoopers - April 2006

Perceptions About Passwords
Source: Ponemon Institute - March 2006

TriCipher Strong Authentication Survey
Source: TriCipher - July 27 2005

3rd Annual Consumer Security Confidence Survey
Source: RSA Security - February 2005

Authentication in Corporate Electronic Banking: Are Major Global FSIs Just Making a Token Effort?
Source: TowerGroup - December 2004

Online Survey of email provider password disclosure policies
Source: NBC San Diego - December 2004

Women less security conscious than men with PIN numbers
Source: NTA Monitor - December 2004

2nd Annual Financial Institution Online Fraud Survey
Source: Cyota - November 2004

Dimension Data Mobile Workforce Security Survey
Source: Dimension Data, Nokia, and RSA Security - November 2004

Help Desk Institute 2004 Practices Survey
Source: Help Desk Institute - November 2004

Microsoft UK Password Survey
Source: Microsoft - November 2 2004

The ROI Case for Smart Cards in the Enterprise
Source: Datamonitor, on behalf Siemens - November 2004

Windows IT Pro Magazine Online Poll #1668
Source: Windows IT Pro - November 15 2004

2004 Identity Management Survey
Source: Ponemon Institute, commissioned by EDS and the International Association of Privacy Professionals - October 2004

APACS 2004 Online Banking Survey
Source: APACS, conducted by RSGB - October 1 2004

Entrust Internet Security Survey
Source: Entrust - October 19 2004

2004 Global Information Security Survey
Source: CIO Magazine, CSO Magazine, & PricewaterhouseCoopers - September 15 2004

Accenture Terminated Employee Survey
Source: Accenture - September 2004

APACS Chip and PIN Programme Survey of Users
Source: APACS - September 15 2004

Ernst & Young Global Information Security Survey 2004
Source: Ernst & Young - September 2004

Hitachi Data Systems Storage Index (2004)
Source: Hitachi Data Systems - September 2004

I Know Where You Shopped Last Night
Source: Daintry Duffy, CSO magazine - September 2004

10 Ways to More Effectively Secure Active Directory (Web Seminar)
Source: Eric Cole - August 26 2004

Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity in the Banking and Finance Sector
Source: U.S. Secret Service & CERT - August 2004

Visa EU Password Selection Survey (2004)
Source: Visa Europe - August 2004

Citrix iForum 2004 Access Survey
Source: Citrix Systems - June 2004

CSO Magazine Online Poll 2604
Source: CSO Magazine - June 22 2004

Windows & .NET Magazine Online Poll #1606
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine - June 2004

CSO Magazine Online Poll 2520
Source: CSO Magazine - May 25 2004

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 2004 Global Security Survey
Source: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - May 2004

2004 Information Security Breaches Survey
Source: UK Department of Trade and Industry - April 2004

Gartner Identity Theft Survey
Source: Gartner - April 2004

Identity Management: Consumerís Habits & the Potential Backlash Faced by Business
Source: Winmark Research (commissioned by RSA Security) - April 2004

Infosecurity Europe 2004 Information Security Survey
Source: Infosecurity Europe 2004 - April 2004

2nd Annual Consumer Security Confidence Survey
Source: RSA Security - March 2004

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
Source: Symanted/Riptech - March 2004

The cost of forgotten passwords
Source: Barbara Gengler, Australian IT News - March 25 2004

The Road to a Five-Nines Network
Source: Yankee Group - February 2004

CSO Magazine Online Poll 2155
Source: CSO Magazine - January 2004

2004 Australian Computer Crime and Security Survey
Source: Australian High Tech Crime Centre, Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police, Victoria Police, Western Australia Police, & AusCERT - 2004

Bank of England Falls Victim As Email Scams Rise ĎBy 400 Per Centí
Source: James Moore and Robert Uhlig, Telegraph - December 31 2003

SPSS Online Shopping Consumer Survey
Source: SPSS - December 3 2003

Windows & .NET Magazine Online Poll #1502
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine - November 2003

Global Password Usage Survey
Source: Protocom Development Systems - October 23 2003

NCC Group Security Survey
Source: NCC Group - October 21 2003

Citrix MetaFrame Password Manager
Source: Enterprise Management Associates - September 2003

The State of IT Security 2003
Source: CIO Magazine and PricewaterhouseCoopers - July 2003

Federal Computer Week Online Survey
Source: Federal Computer Week Magazine - June 2 2003

PC World Privacy Survey
Source: PC World - June 2003

SafeNet/Rainbow Technologies Password Usage Survey
Source: SafeNet/Rainbow Technologies - June 2003

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 2003 Global Security Survey of the Global Financial Services Industry
Source: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - May 2003

MORI Survey - Security Fears Over Online Banking
Source: MORI, commissioned by RSA Security - May 21 2003

Passwords Are Gobbling Up Your Profits
Source: Jim Hurley, Aberdeen Group - May 1 2003

The CSO Perspective on Security Threats, Data Protection and Identity and Access Management Solutions
Source: RSA Security - May 2003

Dartmouth Computer User and Security Behavior
Source: Darthmouth College - April 2003

Infosecurity Europe 2003 Information Security Survey
Source: Infosecurity Europe 2003 - April 2003

Rainbow Technologies Password Survey: 64 Percent Write Passwords Down Compromising Corporate Data
Source: Rainbow Technologies - April 28 2003

Axios Systems Password Survey
Source: Axios Systems - January 2003

2003 Annual Survey
Source: Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com - 2003

2003 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Study
Source: Computer Security Institute & Federal Bureau of Investigation - 2003

2002 NTA Monitor Password Survey
Source: NTA Monitor - December 2002

Windows & .NET Magazine Online Poll #1249
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine - December 2002

TechRepublic NetAdmin Password Practices Survey
Source: TechRepublic NetAdmin - November 2002

Questions & Answers: Biometric Technologies
Source: Yankee Group - October 7 2002

2002 Information Security Magazine Survey
Source: Information Security Magazine - September 2002

Enterprise Security Trends
Source: Gartner Group - August 2002

The Evolution of the Chief Security Officer
Source: CSO Magazine - August 29 2002

Hole in password safety net
Source: Egg PLC - June 24 2002

Agencies Batten Down the Access Hatches
Source: Richard W. Walker, Government Computing News (Volume 21, Number 7) - April 1 2002

Infosecurity Europe 2002 Information Security Survey
Source: Infosecurity Europe 2002 & Human Firewall Council - April 2002

Password Reset: Self-Service That You Will Love (Gartner Research Note T-15-6454)
Source: Gartner Group - Roberta J. Witty & Kris Brittain - April 15 2002

Windows & .NET Magazine Security Administrator Poll #1015
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine - April 10 2002

2003 Information Security Product Survey
Source: Information Security Magazine - February 2002

Executive Cyber Threat Awareness Survey
Source: CIO Magazine & Darwin Magazine - January 2002

Information Security Magazine Authentication Survey
Source: Information Security Magazine - January 2002

Password Management, Single Sign-On, and Authentication Management Infrastructure Products: Perspective
Source: Gartner Group - Ant Allan - January 7 2002

2002 Information Security Breaches Survey
Source: UK Department of Trade and Industry - 2002

Ernst & Young Global Information Security Survey 2002
Source: Ernst & Young - 2002

KPMG 2002 Global Information Security Survey
Source: KPMG - 2002

PentaSafe 2002 Security Awareness Index Report
Source: PentaSafe - 2002

Digital Marketing Services Internet Security Survey
Source: Digital Marketing Services - December 2001

Windows & .NET Magazine Online Poll #922
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine - November 2001

Camelot Network Security and Privacy Survey
Source: Camelot IT Ltd & eWeek Magazine - June 25 2001

CentralNic Password Survey
Source: CentralNic - June 2001

Teenage Life Online
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project - June 20 2001

Barron McCann Password Survey
Source: Barron McCann - December 1 2000

Attitudes and Behavior Towards Password Use on the World Wide Web
Source: Jason Hong, Hesham Kamel, John Kodumal, Francis Li, James Lin of University of California Berkeley - October 11 2000

Pew Internet & American Life Project Survey
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project - August 2000

Visa EU Password Selection Survey (2000)
Source: Visa EU - July 2000

KPMG 2000 Information Security Survey
Source: KPMG UK - April 2000

You must remember this ... that and the other
Source: BBC News - April 20 2000

User Plans for VPN Products and Services in the US 2000
Source: Infonetics Research Inc. - 2000

Data Communications Magazine Authentication Survey
Source: Data Communications Magazine - March 1998

Economics of Security
Source: Forrester Research - February 1998

Deloitte & Touche Most Popular Passwords
Source: Deloitte & Touche - June 1997

Compaq Password Survey
Source: Compaq - January 2 1997

Ask and Ye Shall Receive: A Study in Social Engineering
Source: T. Greening, SIGSAC Review, Volume 14 Number 2 - April 1996





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