Google published a study on May 17th about the importance of ”basic account hygiene” in preventing cyberattacks. The team was made of researchers from New York University, the University of California, San Diego, and of course, Google.
The results concluded what most cybersecurity experts have found to be true: 2FA is a big deal and should be an essential part of any organization’s cybersecurity solution.
At Kotori Technologies, we require our employees to have 2FA set up for all of their accounts and urge the same of our clients as well.
Considering how easy it is to implement 2FA (literally, it takes a few minutes), we really can’t think of any reasons not to try it for yourself.
- It’s an inexpensive solution
- It’s easy to implement
- It prevents 100% of bots, targeted and bulk phishing attacks
Of course, no security solution is foolproof. It’s always important to be cautious when inviting a third party application into your internal operations. Man-in-the-middle-attacks (MITM), can easily intercept an SMS 2FA token you’ve requested if you’re using your phone as an authenticator. Similarly, your authentication apps can be hacked just as easily as a normal account, especially if you’re not using different passwords for each account you have.
Without two factor or multi-factor authentication, you could be costing you and your team thousands – millions, even, in lost revenue. Of course, with a managed service provider like Kotori on your side, there’s no need to panic.
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There’s a great episode of Ask Neadom on 2FA that really breaks down why this tool is so valuable.
In the meantime, choose an authentication method to ensure your account is secure. A complex password in addition to an additional method of authentication via 2FA is the perfect recipe.