I am sure you have heard about Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) by now. You may be wondering what it is and why do you need it. First and foremost, MFA was created to curb the uptick in breached accounts in our ever-growing digital lives. The way MFA work is, it requires a user to provide more than just a password to access the network. First, you log in to a website. Then, you are prompted to enter a code from a text message / Email / or an app like Microsoft Authenticator or DUO. Although this sounds like tedious, it ensures that no one can log in without permission. It’s the best way to ensure that your data and files are secure. Here is a diagram that will show you just how this works.
It’s more than your user accounts that are under attack. In today’s digital age e-mail or administrator accounts are also being targeted. A discovery shows there is a group based out of China that goes by the name of SSHPsychos or Group 93 that accounts for 30% of worldwide SSH traffic. They are trying to crack SSH usernames and passwords to gain access to your systems. That is one of many examples.
To recap, Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an easy and simple system that can save you and your company from being hacked. There are many examples of company network and data breaches that resulted in headaches to overcome. Sony & Target spent hundreds of billions of dollars to resolve the issues created by not having the proper safeguards in place. In Sony’s case, the company also got sued by its employees whose information got compromised.
Protecting Your Online Data
In essence, PDC Technologies can help your company take the best measures and set proper safeguards in place to ensure the safety of all online data. Our technicians are very knowledgeable about cybersecurity and will assist in setting up Multi-Factor Authentication properly. One phone call can potentially save your company.