Two-Factor or Multi-Factor authentication (2FA/MFA) adds a second layer or more of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone/other mobile device/fingerprint/biometrics) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.
At integritechs, we’ve been utilizing multi factor authentication(MFA or 2FA) for a long time for our administrative accounts and other accounts that require a stronger level of protection against unauthorized access. In the past few years, this standard has gone from a need on things like bank accounts and accounts with full access to sensitive information to an absolute necessity for nearly all accounts as evidenced by even companies such as Yahoo! (mostly personal email access) encouraging MFA because they understand the associated risks that even unauthorized access to personal emails can pose major threats to personal identity information(PII) and the intellectual properties of small and mid-sized businesses.
Hackers use intelligent tools and software to scrape exposed personal data from social media and personal emails to infiltrate organizations of all sizes. Understanding that this is a real and present risk to businesses, we are aggressively advocating MFA as a solution for all businesses. We understand that adding layers of security can also add layers of complexity. This awareness has caused us to look at a large variety of solutions and ultimately to use a common set of tools and resources to engineer a solution that is both extremely secure AND simple to use. It is critical to insure that businesses keep up with security requirements to mitigate risk while not incurring additional layers of security.
If you are even the least bit curious about how we accomplish this, I’d be more than happy to explain it in a layman’s terms level of detail to help you understand the true value and critical importance of exploring your options for doing this now. We’ve seen the damage done to businesses first hand, when their IT “guy” or service doesn’t address security based on today’s challenging environment and the results can be simply devastating to a business. I’ll stop short of pleading with you, but if you're interested in a solution that makes your business more secure and access actually easier, please feel free to reach out to me directly with no obligation to take any action whatsoever.