If a criminal knew where you lived, and could easily steal your house keys, it wouldn’t take much for them to walk into your home and start helping themselves to your valuables.
But imagine if you keep your keys in a safe that can only be accessed with a constantly changing security code, which can only be obtained through a secure phone app that requires your fingerprint or face recognition, you have employed Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to enhance the security of your valuables.
You’ll recognize the MFA process if you use online banking. It’s become the standard way to make it harder for criminals to access important data, like your financial or personal medical information. Despite the effectiveness of MFA, many businesses still rely on simple usernames and passwords, which offer minimal protection against cyber-attacks.
IT specialist Dave from GoGeekz urges businesses to upgrade to MFA to safeguard their data, including customers’ personal information, from cyber criminals who are becoming more sophisticated in their methods.
Most of us now use MFA to log in to our banking apps and many of our personal online accounts. So it’s surprising how little security businesses are using to keep their data safe. That data often includes customers’ private, personal information. If that fell into the wrong hands, the consequences could be disastrous. The frightening fact is that most small companies that suffer a serious cyber attack don’t survive. The cost of recovery, and the damage to their reputation, is just too great.
Dave added: “Cyber attacks are getting more and more sophisticated, and business owners could be risking everything if they don’t make the simple step up to MFA. We do this kind of work every day, so we know that for most companies Multi-Factor Authentication isn’t difficult to implement. But the security benefits are huge – that’s why we recommend that all businesses should upgrade to MFA right away.”
GoGeekz provides a comprehensive guide on implementing MFA, which is accessible free of charge from their website.
GoGeekz provides a full range of expert IT support and advice. The company was formed in 2017 and specializes in supporting all size of businesses.
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