The Unfortunate Reality of Cybercrime is Simple… Threats Can Bypass Firewalls, Anti-Virus Software, and Other Measures If Multi-Factor Authentication Isn’t in Place…

Your employees are your first line of defense when it comes to keeping safe against cybercrime. If they are not properly securing their accounts and systems that access sensitive data, you are at risk. Yubico released a report outlining the state of password and authentication practices wherein they surveyed a large number of individuals and found that:

  • 69% of people share passwords with colleagues to access various accounts
  • 51% of people reuse passwords across personal and business accounts
  • 57% of people who have experienced a phishing attack haven’t changed their behaviors

Discovery IT Offers Multi-Factor Authentication Services to Prevent Weak Access Controls from Giving Hackers Easy Access to Sensitive Data. We Work with Businesses All Throughout Southeast Texas. Call (409) 240-0686 Now.

Scary, isn’t it? Despite most people knowing that passwords are a critical factor in minimizing the risk of data disclosure and/or theft, it’s simply not common practice to follow proper protocols in terms of having strong, hard-to-guess passwords, that aren’t shared across the workplace.

How Do Our Multi-Factor Authentication Services Work?

Believe it or not, some of the most damaging data breaches in history are accomplished by hackers already having your passwords, and simply logging into your network with your credentials. How did they get your password? There are many ways, such as phishing e-mails, public data breaches, keyloggers, etc.. But if they have your password, how can you prevent them from using it to harm you. Simple…multi-factor authentication! Our multi-factor authentication services provide a second level of authentication which utilizes a dynamic passcode, that changes every minute. This means that even if a hacker has your password, they still cannot enter your network, because they don’t have the ever-changing, second level passcode. This is a very effective system to protect access to your network and your sensitive data.

Why is this necessary? Because employees tend to lack awareness in regards to password best practices, and to make matters worse, hackers are constantly finding creative new ways to steal the passwords they have – from keylogging to pharming to phishing and everything in between. Our multi-factor authentication services include:

  1. The ability to identify network users and enforce an identity-driven policy throughout the network.
  2. The ability to enable single-sign on capabilities for both internal and cloud networks throughout the workplace.
  3. The ability to manage all types of networks, including those specifically for guests and those for work.

This means only the right person at the right time can access sensitive data. If someone doesn’t need to access specific information to do their job, they won’t be able to. What is the second form of authentication? Typically, it’s a PIN code sent to the user’s phone that must be entered alongside their password before they can gain access.

Get Started with Our Multi-Factor Authentication Services for Businesses Throughout Southeast Texas. Call (409) 240-0686 Now.

 

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