We want to take a moment to discuss an essential aspect of our cybersecurity strategy– Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?
MFA adds a layer of protection to your security by allowing access only after successful verification of two or more different categories. These may include:
- Something You Know: This is usually a password or PIN.
- Something You Have: This could be a mobile device, smart card, or security token.
- Something You Are: This refers to biometric factors such as fingerprint, retina scan, or facial recognition.
By requiring multiple forms of authentication, MFA significantly enhances the security of systems and data, making it exponentially harder for unauthorized individuals to gain access, even if they manage to obtain one of the authentication factors.
Why is MFA Important in Cybersecurity?
Passwords are no longer sufficient protection against cyberattacks. And some regulatory bodies require it for their data protection regulations. We want to ensure compliance, reduce risk, and increase protection.
If you have questions on MFA or how to enable it, contact us!
Stay vigilant, stay secure!