Posted On: May 09, 2019
TeleSign research indicates that the majority of users use five or fewer passwords for all of their accounts. While it may seem efficient for password memory on your end, you could actually create a “domino effect” that allows hackers to take down multiple accounts by cracking one password.
There’s and easy more powerful defense out there… enter Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Multi-factor authentication is based on the concept of requiring multiple forms of identification. It stops easy access with stolen credentials by requiring a second level of authentication after the user enters their username and password.
You’ve probably used MFA before, even if you weren’t aware of it. If a website has ever sent a numeric code to your phone for you to enter to gain access, for instance, you’ve completed a multi-factor transaction.
According to Duo, typically MFA transaction happens like this:
While the basic processes behind multi-factor authentication are generally the same across providers, there are many different ways to implement it, and not all methods are created equal.
With more and more users accessing their sensitive corporate accounts online, organizations are struggling to keep their sensitive information safe. Multi-factor authentication provides proven protection in a world of increasing threats. As a managed IT security services provider, OneNeck® IT Solutions is here to guide you, using a multi-layered approach, providing protection at every layer: from the DNS layer, to the network, to the endpoint. Contact us today to learn how to better safeguard your company’s valuable data.
Topic: NIST Framework Cybersecurity
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