Tip 2. Use 2FA for emails and WebApps wherever possible
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a subdivision of MFA (multi-factor authentication) where the end user is asked to provide two methods of verification, as opposed to more. 2FA is more simplified for the user, instead of it being so difficult for the end user that they just give up on using the service, 2FA gives you another layer of security, after a password, while still making it easy on the end user. If your business is using Microsoft 365, and an attacker hacks an employee’s credentials, they have access to everything that person does, intellectual property, private data, and their email account. 2FA protects that important information from the bad guys. Credential harvesting is on the rise through phishing attacks. Fake Office 365 login pages are used to trick people into giving over their passwords and usernames. But, if you are using 2FA the attacker cannot access a user’s account, because having the username and password is not enough. To learn more about this option for your business security click on the link below.
Tip 3. Don’t use the same password in multiple locations (use a password manager)
All of us have passwords to keep our online data protected. Most of us are typing passwords daily, and if we are using safe password practices, we have different passwords for every login we have. With the number of logins required, we can get sick of juggling passwords, remembering what password belongs to what login and easily slip into bad password habits of using one to cover our many logins, or worse, writing them down or saving them in our Google docs where they can be accessed by someone other than ourselves. The solution to this chaos, is a password manager. A password manager will not just store and retrieve passwords from an encrypted database but will generate strong passwords that are extremely secure. To learn more about password manager and how it can benefit your business’s security, call us at A&S Tech.