Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tip – Multi-Factor Authentication
- It’s easy to add – Yes, you must take an action to enable MFA for your logins. But the process isn’t difficult. Sites and applications generally provide simple, step-by-step instructions and clearly explain when to expect an MFA prompt, and how to complete a login
- It’s easy to use – As noted, there are multiple ways an organization might implement MFA. But regardless of the technology behind the additional authentication factor(s), MFA adds just a few seconds to your login process. (And the extra seconds are worth it.)
- It’s far more secure than a password alone – Cybercriminals have access to billions of stolen usernames and passwords on underground forums. So … what if the only thing standing between a criminal and your data, finances, and files is a compromised password? MFA helps to limit the damage that can be done if a threat actor steals (or buys) account credentials.
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