With a shocking surge in cybercrime this past year, businesses, organizations, and users are searching for any possible way to protect their information. Whether you know it or not, your account may be vulnerable to a severe shutdown or theft. If we want to protect ourselves, it’s time to beef up our security, and that starts with password and account management.
One of the best ways to successfully protect your account is through multi-factor authentication. Let’s talk about it:
What is MFA?
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an essential tool for online security that requires more than just a username and password. It’s a combination of two or more identification factors to help you gain access to sensitive information, applications, and services. The extra layer of security ensures that even if your account credentials are stolen, they can’t be used to access your data.
Ordinarily, you may find that MFA utilizes three components for verification:
- Something you know (a password or PIN)
- Something you have (a mobile device or hardware token)
- Something you are (biometric factors such as a fingerprint)
Benefits of Multi-Factor Authentication
- Extra Layer of Security: MFA adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring multiple forms of authentication. By using two or more factors, you can be assured that any unauthorized access attempt is thwarted. Over 80% of data breaches occur because of poor password hygiene and management. MFA helps reduce that number.
- Improved Data Security: MFA helps protect the data stored in your applications and systems. With MFA enabled, you have a better chance of keeping confidential information out of the wrong hands.
- Convenience: Despite added complexity over traditional username/password combinations, MFA offers convenience as well (especially when used with biometric recognition). This combination of security and convenience allows users to securely access their accounts without having to remember dozens of passwords.
- Assures Consumer Identity: MFA gives organizations confidence that they are dealing with the right individual.
Examples of MFA Apps
- Google Authenticator: Google’s authenticator app is currently one of the most popular MFA apps on the market. It allows users to generate a two-factor authentication code on their mobile devices as an added layer of security for different online accounts.
- Microsoft Authenticator: Microsoft’s version of authenticator provides much of the same functionality as Google Authenticator, however it’s optimized for use with Microsoft services such as Outlook and OneDrive.
Implement MFA with Help from DMA
DMA Tech can provide organizations with the tools and expertise needed to implement multi-factor authentication. We understand how important it is for businesses, organizations, and users to feel secure online; that’s why we offer a comprehensive security solution that includes multi-factor authentication.
Our team will work with you to ensure the highest level of protection for your data and applications. From creating unique passwords for each account to implementing two-factor authentication, DMA can help you secure your systems and data.
Reach out to us today to learn more about our MFA solution and how we can help you protect your data and applications. With DMA’s security solutions, you can trust that your account is safe and secure!