Credential theft is now at an all-time high and is responsible for more data breaches than any other type of attack.
Being logged in as a user (especially if they have admin privileges) can allow a criminal to send out phishing emails from your company account to your staff and customers. The hacker can also infect your data with ransomware and demand thousands of dollars to give it back.
How do you protect your online accounts, data, and business operations? One of the best ways is with multi-factor authentication (MFA).
MFA provides a significant barrier to cybercriminals even if they have a legitimate user credential to log in. This is because they most likely will not have access to the device that receives the MFA code required to complete the authentication process.
What Are the Three Main Methods of MFA?
When you implement multi-factor authentication, it’s important to compare the three main methods of MFA and not just assume all methods are the same. There are key differences that make some more secure than others and some more convenient.
Let’s take a look at what these three methods are: