How to Upgrade the Workplace with Multi Factor Authentication?

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, January 23, 2020

Keeping in mind how far the developments in enterprises have survived and grown, employees might be making use of iris recognition scans sooner in their offices.

FREMONT, CA: When it comes to spreading awareness in public on the latest cyber threats and preventative measures, IT leaders from every public and private sector perform their jobs extraordinarily. Government agencies must think on the same track as well; when the organizations have started to prepare their consumers with the tools, they need to help protect their personal information, carrying into 2020. 

Technology today is building connections at workplaces, which gives them more touchpoints and devices to link than before. The connected circle creates a digital ecosystem that offers several benefits, such as efficiencies in workflow and effortless collaboration. Nevertheless, every device touchpoint also shows individual security vulnerability as the data shifts from one place or person to another. A few tools can restrict these vulnerabilities by demanding an authentication that has an ID badge, PIN code, biometrics, and username with a password.

MFA is one of the several security measures that have successfully entered the offices. MFA gives access to solution, place, device, or particular information solely after the user satisfies the authentication by providing a few pieces of evidence. In simpler terms, users need to establish the fact that they are who they claim to be.

Besides, MFA has achieved a certain level of control over the past years that can be utilized against phishing attacks because it carries an additional requirement of authentication to prove, when the hacker tries to steal the credentials, such as usernames and passwords. MFA goes a step ahead in granting the access through a mishmash of multiple factors known as two-factor authentication, two-step verification, or SBS verification, with the help of:

• The information is known explicitly to the user, such as username and password, security question, and PIN code.
• The device carried by the user only, such as a smartphone on which they can receive temporary codes or a security token to get access to their workplace badge.
• An individual user’s biometric characteristic such as face recognition, fingerprint, or an iris scan.

Just like any other technology, MFA can be useful so long as it carries on to mature. In the future, the tech can add a few more steps to the process, as well as emphasize particular types of authentication factors. 

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