IT News - MFA

Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked?

Ed Bott writes in ZDNet, "Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which accounts to focus on first.

You are one data breach away from having your entire online life turned upside down. The problem is passwords, which are hopelessly fragile ways to secure valuable resources.

Don't be lulled into a false sense of security by the belief that creating a longer, more complex, harder-to-guess password will somehow make you safer online. You can create a password that is so long and complex it takes you five minutes to type, and it will do nothing to protect you if the service where you use that password stores it improperly and then has their server breached. It regularly happens..."


With a third of the population currently working remotely and great uncertainty regarding when this situation is going to change, organizations must shift their business operations to support long-term remote working

"According to a recent Gartner survey, the biggest barrier to effective remote work is poor technology and/or infrastructure for remote work," writes Dan Conrad in HelpNet Security

"As organizations work to update their technology and infrastructure to support the ever-growing remote workforce, it's imperative that security isn't left on the backburner. With the separation between an individual's work and private life being blurred between working from home and sheltering in place, it's essential for organizations to implement its first line of security defense. To help mitigate potential risks, CISOs and IT managers should deploy multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure their remote workforce is secure..."

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