Technology has undeniably changed the world as we know it. People can work from home easier than in the past, effectively injecting higher utility into their lives; answers to virtually any question are available within just one Google search that always takes less than one second to perform; security cameras can be wirelessly connected to smartphones, allowing business owners to check up on their facilities regardless of their location on planet Earth.
The possibilities brought to humanity by technology are literally – not in the figurative sense, either – endless, and can be applied to any business, regardless the circumstance.
Unfortunately, the advancements for good things in technology have also brought along with them, hand-in-hand, countless opportunities for new styles of malware. Cybercrime is more prominent and powerful than ever before. Attacks directed at businesses are increasingly growing in terms of payout, costing businesses untold fortunes just to take care of messes made that could have been prevented by – you guessed it – multifactor authentication.
Did you know that cybercriminals can take over computers via malware, then control them – thousands, if not millions at a time – using automated commands to do their bidding?
That means an anonymous cybercriminal could use your workplace’s equipment to take care of his or her own malicious desires. Businesses and organizations all too often succumb to the power of cybercriminals. Little do they know, so much of that power could be effectively safeguarded against through basic cybersecurity and digital protection measures.
OneLogin provides that to businesses around the world through its Modern Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solution.
Modern Multi-Factor Authentication is one of many identity and access management services offered by OneLogin. Regardless of what field your business is a part of, how many employees it has on its payroll, the value of confidential information that you can’t afford to have leaked; no matter what, you need to use a proper multifactor authentication tool to stay on top of your business’ cybersecurity needs.
The Basics Of OneLogin’s Multifactor Authentication Protocols
When someone logs in any device, they typically enter a username to identify themselves, as well as a secret password that essentially relays to that device, program, or portal, “I am who I say I am, here’s my password, now you have to believe me.”
Assume someone finds or guesses your password. That person can essentially act under the guise of yourself, potentially resulting in business losses, getting fired, accusations of harassment, and everything else negative under the sun. Passwords are essential to staying safe on the Internet, no matter how one slices the proverbial cybersecurity pie.
Now, assume that the only way to login to whatever you were logging into was to either provide your voice, retinal scan, fingerprint, another mobile device or tablet, or an email with an authentication link sent to your inbox which must be followed within 30- or 60-some seconds.
That person from above tries to login, but cannot successfully gain unapproved access into your account unless – whatever the second layer of authentication is – that second layer has been compromised, as well.
When workplaces require three – no less, perhaps even more, depending on the sensitivity of whatever tasks are at hand in the workplace – levels of authentication from every single employee in their databases, the chances of finding themselves prone to major financial losses from a cyberattack are slim to none.
Here’s Why You Should Bother With MFA
Many government facilities or second-party contractors of government work are legally required to have certain levels of security to protect sensitive data. If you’re with a government agency or working on government-related stuff, just use OneLogin’s Modern MFA access control solution.
MFA also obviously beefs up security – not just against one or two popular types of cyberattacks that malicious, greedy criminals wish to exploit your business with their well-honed tools of the trade.
Lastly, OneLogin’s Major Multi-Factor Authentication makes logging in easier, much like the same company’s Single Sign On portal does. Many businesses actually purchase both of the MFA and SSO programs offered by OneLogin for maximum security.