Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor or Two-Step Authentication is a security practice that requires the user to both KNOW something and HAVE something.

KNOW Something

You have to know your password to sign into an account. This provides a level of security, it is also still vulnerable.What if your password is discovered by someone else? The system has no way to verify your identity before giving you access.

The solution is to require you to have something.

HAVE Something

Requiring the user to have a physical object, like a security token or cell phone, provides a greater level of security with the minimal investment of seconds to answer a call and push a button or enter a code.

The practice of two-step authentication is a current industry best practice standard for cybersecurity.

 

 

 

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Article ID: 89467
Created
Wed 10/16/19 11:14 AM
Modified
Fri 4/3/20 11:32 AM