We always try to make it harder for hackers to get into our information. Hackers don’t want to work too hard to get information.
There’s a few different things that can help keep your data safe and protected, but one easy way to do it is …
Multi-factor authentication is an electronic authentication method that a device user is granted access to a website or application only AFTER successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism: knowledge (something only the user knows), possession (something only the user has), and inherence (something only the user is).
Having multi-factor authentication makes stealing your information harder for the average criminal. If your information is hard to get into, it becomes less enticing to the average hacker and makes them move on to the next person.
Multi-factor authentication adds a second or third (or more) factor to the login process for company resources (apps, services, servers, etc.). You can use multi-factor for banking accounts, emails, any sort of company program that has valuable information, and even email!
Having a hacker try to get into your information should be a challenge for them! Not having your information backed up by different security could lead to deleted information or even a data breach that could potentially lead to danger within your company or even for yourself! I know … It’s hard to think that you can’t just get into an app or even a site without having to use a code to get into it, but once you do it for a while it feels like second nature! You’ll be thanking yourself for it and happy you went with it.
Hackers are only getting more advanced with their strategies to get into your personal and company information. Finding different strategies and approaches will help you continue to keep your data safe. With multi-factor authentication, you are able to use security codes, questions, tokens, and other ways to make sure you are the only person able to get into the system and having access to the information.
There are a few different products out there that can help you get started, but talking to your IT company will help you see what is best for you and your company!
Always remember … The more a hacker needs to try, the less enticing your information is!!!
If you need more information or you are looking to start multi-factor authentication for your company, contact PCS today!