Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an electronic method where a device user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to prove they are who they say they are.
This is important because hackers are getting sneakier and traditional user ID and password logins can be easily compromised. MFA increases security and makes a hacker’s job more difficult . In addition to a login/ password, here are a few examples of MFA:
- Answering a personal security question
- Entering a PIN
- Sending a code to a smartphone or email
MFA is gaining a lot of traction and your bank and credit card companies may have already put MFA requirements in place. Insurance companies may also require proof of MFA on your company’s systems before writing certain policies.
We feel strongly about protecting your assets as well, and will be requiring MFA utilization soon for all our clients accessing software in our cloud. If you’re a current cloud user, expect to be hearing a lot more about MFA from us over the next few weeks. MFA all the way!