Fannie Mae CISO: Passwords Should Be Dead

Anthony Johnson discuss how firms need to move towards two-factor authentication.

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Anthony Johnson, Fannie Mae's CISO, says passwords are no longer an efficient form of security.

But how long will that belief last? Anthony Johnson, Fannie Mae chief information security officer (CISO), thinks passwords should be put to bed. "I think passwords are largely dead," Johnson said bluntly, answering a question about the evolution of password security at the CyberRisk conference in Manhattan last week. Johnson used online gamers as an example, comparing them to regular bankers. Since gamers have pushed for two-factor authentication, Johnson said that online gaming accounts are