Enhancing IT Security Through Multi-Factor Authentication
Protecting against data breaches requires strong access controls that secure sensitive systems and data from unauthorized access. Login credentials are a top target of hackers, and those stolen credentials are a leading cause of data breaches. Combine those facts with the ongoing increase in the number of breaches, and it’s clear that existing means of credentialing users and protecting their credentials needs to improve.
It’s dangerous to rely solely on passwords for users to prove their identity. Multi-factor authentication (MFA), most commonly set up as two-factor authentication, requires additional identity checks for proof of identity. By having to satisfy two different checks, the risk of credentials being compromised is reduced.