Two-Factor Authentication

A great way to easily increase the security of critical accounts is to implement Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). 2FA uses two different authentication methods to verify your identity when logging into a service and provides a higher level of security than authentication methods that depend on only single-factor such as a password.

2FA relies on a user providing a password and also a second piece of information, usually a security token via text or email.

 

Two-factor authentication provides many benefits for your business, including:

Improved security

By requesting a second form of ID, 2FA reduces the probability that an attacker will impersonate a user and gain access. Even if a someone gets a hold of a password, they won’t have the second element required to authenticate and gain access.

Increase productivity and flexibility

Employees can securely access corporate applications, data, documents, and back-office systems from virtually any device or location-without putting the corporate network and sensitive information at risk.

Lower help desk costs

Help Desk requests for password resets are very common. Two-Factor Authentication help reduce these costs by providing a safe and secure way for users to reset their own passwords. There is a cost savings from fewer support calls, and increased employee productivity and satisfaction.

Fraud Reduction

Identity theft is always on the rise and can have a direct impact on your bottom line. It can even result in a losing trust, credibility, and potentially destroy customer relationships. Two-Factor Authentication provides an additional layer of mobile protection that secures access for the users.

Security is Paramount

  • 26% of companies use 2FA
  • 61% of people reuse passwords on multiple accounts, and 91% of those people understand the risks
  • 81% of security breaches are due to having weak passwords
  • On average 33% of recipients will open a phishing email, 17% will click the embedded link, and 5% will enter their credentials
  • Hackers try to access over 20,000,000 Microsoft accounts every day.

Core IT is ready to get your company set up with 2FA for your accounts and services. If you’d like information about implementing 2FA for your business, please reach out to Josh at account.manager@coreit.ca.