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Multi-Factor Authentication: The Quickest Way to Improve Cybersecurity

Posted by Dave Lazor on Wed, Aug 07, 2019

Computer and Phone Lock ScreenAt Lazorpoint, we know that your company’s IT is essential to ensure your systems run smoothly and securely. In order to have sound systems in place, we believe it is vital to start with some basic, yet important steps. Hackers have gotten really good at getting into your IT network and gaining control of your data, which means more now than ever we need to proactively defend our businesses from their cyber threats. A very easy place to start is by implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA). 

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

The basic function of MFA is to serve as an additional barrier to dangerous hackers. MFA is a cybersecurity method in which a user is granted access to their computer, phone or program only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism. A common example of this is logging into your bank account and being asked for a pin number along with your username and password.

Why is Multi-Factor Authentication Important?

If your business is like most businesses, the rapidly changing landscape of cyber vulnerabilities is hard to keep up with. We believe your IT should make your business stronger, not more vulnerable. We also understand that every day you are being provided with solutions to a myriad of different issues that could make your business stronger, better, faster or more secure. While you would like to implement many of the solutions, you can’t do it all. 

At Lazorpoint, we believe MFA is one of the first steps in improving cybersecurity. While there is much more to cybersecurity than just setting up multi-factor authentication for your business, we believe implementing MFA will drastically improve cybersecurity. 

Aside from providing additional security, other benefits of multi-factor authentication include being able to achieve the necessary compliance requirements specific to your business, as well as increased flexibility and productivity. It’s a high-impact, low-investment measure that can be implemented immediately. 

Talk to a PointMan today about setting up MFA at your business.

Tags: IT Strategy, IT Security

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