Proving who you are is the primary goal of most cybersecurity systems. The best way to accomplish that task is through Multi-Factor Authentication.
The primary purpose of cybersecurity systems is to protect data from those who are not authorized to get it. Therefore, the very first thing any cybersecurity system does is make sure that you are who you say you are.
The authentication process has evolved over time, from basic login information to complex passwords, and now includes authentication apps and biometrics. However, to best protect your authentication system, it’s important to rely on more than one method.
Multi-Factor Authentication takes advantage of different methods of authentication to limit the likelihood that a bad actor can penetrate your systems. Some systems are better than others, though. How does your process measure up?
In this episode, we discuss:
- The three types of authentication that Multi-Factor Authentication relies on – something you know, something you have, and something you are;
- What types of authentication are presently available to use, and which categories they fall under;
- Which authentication methods are more secure than others; and
- Where multi-factor authentication, while important, is not sufficient alone to protect you from cyber threats.
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