Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Key to Modern Cybersecurity
According to recent data from the Identity Theft Resource Center, there was a 14% increase in data breaches and compromises in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2021. What’s more — this is the third consecutive year where breaches have increased in Q1.
With cyberattacks becoming increasingly common, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. One of the best ways to ensure security? Multi-factor authentication, or MFA.
Multi-factor authentication requires users to provide two or more pieces of evidence in order to gain access to a network, application, or system, and can dramatically decrease the likelihood of infiltration. These pieces of information fall into three categories:
- Something you know, like a password or PIN
- Something you have, like a physical fob or message sent to your mobile device
- Something on your body, like a fingerprint or facial scan
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