MFA works in multiple ways; usually, this process incorporates something which only the user will know, a password or code that has been sent to their mobile number. The response in this instance if correct, proves that the user is in fact, who they say they are.
If you have ever been sent a code via text message before logging on to a website or application, you will have used MFA to verify your identity.
Advancements in technology and malicious cyber attacks mean that nowadays, traditional passwords and usernames aren’t enough. With multiple devices, usernames and passwords, there can be weak points that cybercriminals will take advantage of. It may only take hackers guessing one password to leave a user entirely vulnerable to malware, cyber-attacks, and loss of information and private data.
Multi-Factor Authentication improves your security processes significantly. With multiple points of access and multiple verifications required, your important data is far safer than when using the traditional username and password methodology. Cybercriminals and users with malicious intent are becoming far more advanced and skilled, meaning the security tools in place must exceed their capabilities.
A multi-factor authentication method for accessing your IT infrastructure, designed and implemented by Cepheus Solutions’ security experts, can significantly reduce the risk of data compromise and prevent your organization from being compromised by a hacker. Cepheus Solutions will help properly educate your users about MFA to ensure they are comfortable and confident in embracing multi-factor authentication to access your IT systems.
CIS has SMB friendly, discreet, multi-factor authentication solutions ready to help you know who is accessing your data.