Most data breaches can be traced to poor
password hygiene, which means that securing network or account access solely
with passwords is very risky business. For added protection, many companies now
safeguard their systems with multi-factor authentication (MFA), which requires
two or more forms of verification before granting user access.
A LastPass survey of
3,000 companies showed that year-over-year use of MFA nearly doubled in 2018.
Security ‘factors’ include: something users know
(username password/pin number); have
(security token, SMS code), or are (biometric
proof, also called ‘inherence,’ such as a thumbprint, iris scan or facial
Online retailers, social media platforms and others offer MFA
options. So, if you go multi-factor, employees will know the concept. Given
rising breach costs and compliance requirements, MFA could be a prudent and
worthwhile investment. But choosing a solution requires expert knowledge and
insight. Call us to learn more.