Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

“There are only two different types of companies in the world: those that have been breached and know it and those that have been breached and don’t know it.” – Ted Schlein, security specialist

Picture this: It’s Monday morning, you have a hectic day ahead with meetings booked one after the other when during it all, you get an email from Sarah in accounts requesting you to update your tax info. The email seems legit, you know Sarah, so you don’t double check the legitimacy and click on the link provided…
And… Your data is breached!

Cybercriminals have access to billions of stolen credentials used to hack bank accounts, sensitive data and even healthcare records to name a few. It is a big risk for any company and the safest and easiest action to take to protect your accounts, is multi-factor authentication (MFA).

User with multi-factor authentication set up on mobile device
What is MFA?

MFA is a two-step verification setup that secures your environment and the devices you use by providing an extra layer of authentication needed as proof. Authentication factors might include something you know (your password or name of high school), something you have (soft tokens generated for your device) or something you are (biometrics like voice recognition).

Check out this video from Microsoft Security Tips on making accounts more secure with MFA.

Multi-factor authentication with bio-metrics set up on mobile device

Why should I use MFA?

According to Microsoft, MFA blocks about a 100% of account hacks. This means your data is less accessible and more protected. And it only takes 10 minutes to set-up!

It’s mobile, secure, and customizable.
Simple and easy, yet wonderfully smart and effective.

MFA adds an extra layer of protection to your accounts
In summary, it has become easier for cybercriminals to breach us and become harder for us to remember and change passwords. Adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) should be the first step to prevent cyberattacks from occurring in your environment.

We strongly recommend setting up your MFA today.

Want to know more about enabling MFA or other cybersecurity measures – Contact Mario on 0873896561 or email..