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BLOG: The CEO and his elusive token

Steve Watts | May 13, 2011
A tale of inadequacy, woe and career destruction – or is it? (Based on a real life story)

Over the next three weeks Paul experiences the thrills that seeing the 'Big Five' in the wild has to offer, while overseeing a takeover for S&E Plc.

Arriving back into Heathrow and collecting his keys, Paul slips the little piece of plastic off his key ring and drops it into the nearest bin. All in all, it's been a fantastic and rather productive vacation that he'll never forget.

Paul didn't have to be on holiday in Kenya, and he didn't have to be fighting a takeover battle. He could have been facing the inconvenience of a day at the office while his token was at home, out for a meeting while his token was on his desk, or having a coffee and unable to login to send a quick e-mail as his token was in the laptop bag in the boot of his car.

The reality is everyone is more likely to check they've got their mobile with them than they are a physical two-factor authentication token. Are you one of them?

Based on a real life story as told by Steve Watts, co-founder of SecurEnvoy


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