There are 14.9 billion raw identity records circulating in the Web’s underground communities—a 71% increase over the previous year.1 Many of these records contain usernames, passwords and other sensitive credential information.

The use of stolen credentials has been an underlying cause of nearly one-fourth of all organizational breaches and more than 43,000 successful accesses via stolen credentials.

Statistics like these show why organizations need to attain a higher level of identity assurance. Consequently, many organizations are moving toward adopting a Zero Trust security model.