|Two factor authentication secures SMEs|
One of the most anticipated video games of 2012 was recently released. The only problem is, the company that developed the game didn’t apply enough security to accounts, and a large percentage of players had their accounts hacked and items stolen. Interestingly enough, this is also happening to many small businesses; their data is being stolen. This can be avoided with stronger security measures, such as two factor authentication.
Two factor authentication is a method of accessing something through the use of two different “factors.” There are actually three different factors a user can use for authentication, but you only need to use two. The three factors are:
When a company uses two of these factors to authenticate users, they are using two factor authentication. Chances are high, you already use this with your bank or another organization.
Should small businesses implement two factor authentication?
Before you rush out and implement a two factor authentication system, you need to be aware that it will not prevent all attacks, two factor authentication can still be hacked. It just takes more time and effort than most hackers are willing to invest to hack into systems that use this form of security. Before you implement any new security measures be sure to talk with your IT support provider or an expert like us, we may have a solution that fits your business.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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