Cybercriminals can easily gain access to an account when there aren’t layers of protection from stopping them.
Hackers don’t want to work too hard to obtain information, so making it harder for malicious attacks to happen is ideal.
One way to keep your information safe is having Multi-Factor Authentication!
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-Factor Authentication is an additional layer of security to your online accounts. Having multi-factor authentication makes obtaining data difficult for cybercriminals. If it becomes too much of a challenge for a hacker to acquire information, they will move on and not try anymore. Multi-factor can be used for bank accounts, most programs, and even protect the entire workstation/system!
Two-factor authentication means whatever application or service you’re logging in to is double-checking that the request is coming from you by confirming the login with you through a separate venue. You can secure access for any user and device, to any environment, from anywhere. You can get peace of mind knowing that the information stored on particular systems won’t be vulnerable.
How does Multi-Factor Authentication Work?
Typically, a 2FA transaction happens like this:
- The user logs in to the website or service with their username and password.
- The password is validated by an authentication server, and if correct, the user becomes eligible for the second factor.
- The authentication server sends a unique code to the user’s second-factor device.
- The user confirms their identity by approving the additional authentication from their second-factor device.
Why Should You Consider Multi-Factor Authentication?
Having multi-factor authentication will not only give companies that added layer of protection that is needed, but it will decrease malicious attacks. Hackers do not want to have a difficult time trying to access a system, but rather get into vulnerable systems. Multi-factor authentication allows you to present two forms of authentication when logging into an account. The authentication will come directly to your device and it will only work for a short amount of time.
Another reason to consider Multi-Factor Authentication is that Cyber Insurance Companies will make it MANDATORY to have.
How Can You Get Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-Factor Authentication can be installed through your IT service. Allowing your IT service to install the product will allow them to monitor any issues that were to occur.
Here at PCS, we offer DUO!
Duo is designed for the modern workforce and backed by a zero-trust philosophy, Duo is Cisco’s user-friendly, scalable access security platform that keeps your business ahead of ever-changing security threats. Multi-factor authentication from Cisco’s Duo protects your applications by using a second source of authorization, like a phone or token, to verify user identity before granting access. Duo is fast and easy for users to set up.