Why do you need Multifactor Authentication?

Without Multifactor Authentication, organizations are wide open to attack when their employees fall for phishing scams or share passwords. What’s holding them back?

Stolen credentials are one of the biggest threats to businesses today. The reason behind that is simple, the attacker is actually using valid (that is, compromised but valid) credentials, so why would your antivirus, firewall, or other security technologies flag anything abnormal? They assume that the person accessing your network is who they say they are.

Despite knowing this threat, many organizations are still not doing what needs to be done about password security. A few years ago, we conducted a survey with 500 IT security managers in the US and UK, and the results revealed that only 38% of organizations use MFA to better secure network credentials. Sadly, some recent research show that things haven’t much changed.

 

4 Myths of Multifactor Authentication

Discover how UserLock makes it easy to enable MFA and contextual access management on a Windows Active Directory environment.

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Chris is Directeur Général Adjoint of IS Decisions. IS Decisions software offers organizations proven and effective solutions to help protect a Windows Active Directory Network against external attacks and the insider threat.

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