Online Security Habits Revealed As OneLogin Opens Dublin Base

Nearly two in five Irish adults (39%) haven't updated their main password in the last 12 months, according to new research.

Published today by OneLogin, a global leader in identity and access management, the study finds that 20% of Irish adults haven't updated their passwords in over two years and a further 5% can't recall the last time they updated their passwords.

The research was commissioned to mark the opening of OneLogin's new EMEA headquarters in Dublin and the creation of 30 new roles. The company enables organisations to deliver a simple and secure way for employees to access apps and data, anytime from anywhere.

OneLogin's research, conducted by YouGov amongst 1,000 Irish adults over the age of 18, sought to analyse Irish adults' online security preferences and behaviours. When people were asked for the most annoying method of online security, 31% of those surveyed cited Captcha, the random image and number generator and a further 17% said one-time passcodes, typically sent via email or text. 12% said hard tokens such as dongles or smart cards, and a further 11 percent cited answering security questions, including their mother's maiden name or first pet.

Speaking about the expansion in Dublin, where the team will be responsible for driving sales, engineering and customer services activities across the EMEA region, CEO Brad Brooks said: "Ireland is fast establishing itself as a strategic technology innovation hub and one with an incredible pool of talent. We see the office opening in Dublin as an important move in the growth plans for OneLogin's global business.

"OneLogin believes our platform delivers a secure and compliant solution for enterprises to easily lower IT costs and increase productivity. With the Irish market booming and major names moving into the market, we're excited to be able to offer our solution at a time when every enterprise needs to securely and efficiently protect their business applications, employee and customer identities.

"We believe excellence comes from empowering people with the tools they need, the space to have a voice and autonomy to solve a problem a new way. We look forward to working with our new Irish colleagues as we build out our new EMEA operations."

Welcoming the announcement the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD added: "I warmly welcome the news that OneLogin will set up their EMEA HQ in Dublin, resulting in the creation of 30 highly skilled jobs. Cybersecurity is an increasingly important sector and Ireland has the talent pool, Government support and academic commitment that encourages companies like OneLogin to join the growing list of global firms coming here."


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