The password is dead: more and more headlines are using this phrase to describe severe security issues with the average password. And it’s true that bigger and bolder hacks have recently put literally billions of passwords out there – a major risk for your online security. But why is this a problem with the passwords themselves? It actually comes down to us. Yes, people are the main problem with passwords.
Most people make four major mistakes with their passwords:
All of these mistakes add up to one larger mistake: not using MFA (multi-factor authentication). MFA is the method of using more than one security measure to confirm you are who you say you are. In a world of remote access, it’s the single barrier we have between bad passwords and hackers. There are different types of authentication:
Multi-factor authentication is important for both business and personal use. In your business, it allows for remote access away from the office while still keeping company information secure. Personal use protects an individual’s security, but given the previously discussed nature of passwords, it’s also incredibly helpful for a business to prevent one personal hacking incident from impacting the entire office. Multi-factor is easy to implement and cheap (Google Authenticator is free, although it has no centralized administration and is probably not a good choice for a business setting).
Here at Domain, we strongly encourage that all of the businesses we serve implement multi-factor authentication, and set it up to be as easy and efficient as possible. We see it as a great security measure that’s in line with our philosophy of being a proactive IT provider and cyber security specialist. THE BOTTOM LINE: With Domain’s help, you can say goodbye to passwords and embrace the future of MFA.