Cyber Security

Multi-Factor Authentication

Be sure who is accessing your data.

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security protocol which requires users to follow multiple steps to ‘prove’ their identity.

MFA works in multiple ways; usually, this process incorporates something which only the user will know, i.e. a password or code that has been sent straight to their phone 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.

Why Do You Need Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication works to mitigate the risk of unauthorised parties gaining access to your personal data.

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 cyber criminals will take advantage of. It may only take hackers guessing one password to leave a user entirely vulnerable for malware, cyber-attacks and loss of precious information and private data.

Strengthen Your Cyber Security With MFA

With multi-factor authentication, your IT systems are far less vulnerable to weak passwords or reused usernames that can be easily stolen or intercepted by hackers and cyber criminals.

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 which simply may not be enough. Cyber criminals and users with malicious intent are becoming far more advanced and skilled, meaning the cybersecurity in place must match their capabilities.

Multi-factor authentication may involve a combination of:

Email Smartphone Security questions Biometrics Devices

Email authentication

Code requests from smartphones

Personal security questions

Biometrics such as fingerprint login

Multiple device log in

Why CIS?

We have over 30 years of supplying IT and electronic systems, right from the nuts and bolts to sophisticated servers, networks, software and IT infrastructure.

We understand how to dig into what is possible and ensure that the best possible cover is made with what is already available, and recommend upgrades if there are areas of weakness.

We get IT, fundamentally at the basic level.  But we also understand business, management and the need for modern approaches to reducing risk and potential fines, costs and reputational damage from not securing the electronic business assets of a company.




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