In recent years, we have witnessed a large number of websites experience security breaches in which massive amounts of customers’ data have been leaked on the dark web. As the tactics and software employed by cybercriminals become more advanced with each passing year, many businesses are finding that their security measures are no match for modern cyberthreats.
Passwords no longer afford the same level of protection that they once did. If you’re a small business owner, it is important to take extra steps to protect your digital assets. 2FA/Multi-Factor Authentication is the best solution for the vulnerabilities of password-only access, requiring users to complete extra verification steps before logging in.
2FA/Multi-Factor Authentication requires users to complete additional verification steps before gaining access to your online system. These steps can include one-time passwords (OTB) sent as:
Other verification steps can be used as a second-factor authentication measure or in conjunction with other verification steps as part of a multi-factor authentication system. Some examples include:
When it comes to protecting your business from hackers, 2FA/MFA solutions are the first line of defense. These security measures have many benefits including:
If you’re new to the world of cybersecurity, terms such as 2FA and MFA may be confusing. Sometimes 2FA and MFA are used interchangeably. Although similar, these acronyms refer to different layers of authentication. Two-Factor Authentication requires exactly two verification steps while multi-factor authentication requires two or more verification steps.
Nobody is perfect and mistakes are normal. However, hackers are acutely aware of this and they will try to attack you when you are at your most vulnerable. Two-factor authentications reduces the probability of human error, but it does not completely eliminate it. Implementing another verification step significantly increases security. Think of each authentication measure as an additional lock.
Our consultants will help you decide whether 2FA or MFA is a better fit for your company and your security needs. Our team of experienced cybersecurity specialists will work with you develop a plan that meets any relevant regulatory requirements and provides comprehensive protection for your digital assets.