If you’re working, it’s likely that a large portion of each workday includes logging in to multiple accounts and using multiple devices. But what happens when you forget your password or have to reset it? For one, you’re creating down time. Your work day slows down, and you become frustrated. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. With single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA), you can make the login process easier and protect sensitive information.
MFA and SSO: How do they work?
Simply put, multi-factor authentication is an extra layer of security. It is a combination of two of the following: something you know, something you have, or something you are. As soon as MFA is in place, companies can then implement SSO to simplify the login process.
The best part is that the combination of MFA and SSO can actually improve your business’ safety and security. MFA also helps reduce further cybersecurity issues by removing the threat that compromised passwords pose to businesses and their employees. This is because cybercriminals are highly attracted to weak or stolen passwords. Once a password is hacked or stolen, entire networks can be infiltrated- installing malware, redirecting users to unauthorized pages, stealing personal information, and seeking a ransom for its return.
Why should you take login security seriously?
Password specifications come in a range of shapes and sizes, and implementing MFA and SSO tools should change and adapt to cybersecurity trends. Passwords are recycled far too often- Google conducted a survey identifying that 65% of people use the same password for multiple or all of their accounts. This means the impact of that single compromise can be much worse than expected. For example, if your password is stolen, that same password can be tested across multiple platforms. And if you’re one of those people who use the same password for multiple accounts, you are more at risk of having consequential impacts.
SSO and MFA have not been adopted by businesses fast enough to keep up. Many employees are reluctant to adopt the sign-on solution because initially, it seems troublesome. But stronger passwords and implementing SSO and MFA can make a difference- especially if your IT provider takes cybersecurity seriously.
Being in the industry for 25+ years, Corporate Technologies recognizes the evolving security issues related to accessing data and personal information. Investing in SSO and MFA is investing in the future of your business. Interested in learning how?
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