2FA or MFA
Login credentials are getting a lot easier for hackers to obtain to get into your private and business data. Read our blog post on how to create a secure password here. However, there are ways that you can protect your business, and it starts by protecting your login credentials.
2FA (two-factor authentication ) or MFA (multiple factor of authentication) is just another layer of protection for your accounts. The idea behind 2FA is a second layer of protection that will notify you at the attempt of each login to your account. In order to proceed logging into the account, the user will need to have the one-time generated code.
There are several different ways that you can use 2FA, including receiving an email or text with a one-time access code, or by use of an authentication app.
Setting Up 2FA
In order to setup 2FA for your account, head to the account and privacy settings. Typically it is under password or privacy settings titled two-factor authentication or one-time password. However, if you are having difficulty locating it, you can always reach out to the account for assistance.
Because 2FA is not full proof, and there are several ways for hackers to get around the tool or gain access to your account, it is advised that you use a password management tool alongside 2FA. Password management tools securely store you login credentials all in one place. These tools offer several benefits:
- Quick login to accounts with browser extension
- Secure storage of password
- Easily update passwords with a click of a button
- Their own authenticator app
Protecting your credentials to all of your accounts is more important than ever, as cyber attacks are becoming more common and widespread. Learn more about how to protect your small business with our Essential Cybersecurity Toolkit. Download from the form below!
If you are ready to put together a custom cybersecurity plan for your business and need help getting started, contact us today! We can help you identify where your security may be lacking and put together a plan for you that gives you peace of mind and leverage for growth.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is becoming a problem that more companies are having to face. On average there are more than 900,000 ransomware detection each year.1 Unfortunately, ransomware is not only becoming more common, it's is becoming more expensive and as a result causing downtime, loss of data, halting operations, and even causing companies to go out of business.
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that overtakes your system(s) by locking down your data, systems, and software that your business runs on, and requiring a sum of money to be paid in order to re-gain access.