Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) in 2022.

The National Cyber Security Centre has urged UK businesses to take extra precautions to protect themselves from cyber-attacks in retaliation for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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The National Cyber Security Centre has urged UK businesses to take extra precautions to protect themselves from cyber-attacks in retaliation for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The National Cyber Security Centre has urged UK businesses to take extra precautions to protect themselves from cyber-attacks in retaliation to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Cyber security should always be a high priority within your business. However, since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, cyber-attacks have become a greater concern for businesses. Organisations should take extra precautions to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, Russia has a history of using cyber-attacks in retaliation for sanctions placed on it by the West.

Here is a video on why now in particular is an important time to harden your security.

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But what does this mean for your business?

The National Cyber Security Centre are urging UK businesses to take action now. It is our responsibility to inform our customers of the technologies we can assist to take business security a step further.

You may feel like it’ll never happen to you. However it has happened before, and it will no doubt happen again. ‘Cyber security hardening’ involves many different steps. One step you can take to a safer business is investing in deploying and enforcing multi-factor authentication (MFA), email filtering and cloud backup.

What is MFA?

Multi-factor authentication is a security measure that requires more than one form of identification before someone is granted access to an account or system. This can include something the user knows (e.g. a password), something the user has (e.g. an authenticator app), or even something biometric (e.g. a fingerprint). MFA can help protect your account from unauthorized access, even if your password is compromised.

Businesses should make use of multi-factor authentication whenever possible in order to better protect their data. MFA is an especially important measure to take when accessing sensitive data or systems, such as emails and directories. By using MFA, you can help reduce the risk of someone gaining unauthorized access to your accounts or data. ITC Service can help ensure this is in place for your business. Please get in touch

Statistics Supporting MFA

According to Microsoft: “there are 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts to our cloud services every day”. All it takes is a compromised password or one out of date application or software to cause a databreach.

By providing an extra barrier and a layer of security, it makes it incredibly difficult for attackers to get past, MFA can block over 99.9 percent of account compromise attacks. With MFA, knowing or cracking the password won’t be enough to gain access

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If you’d like to know more about why passwords aren’t enough. Visit this article posted by Alex Weinert, a Microsoft Security Expert: Your Pa$$word doesn’t matter

Let us help you.

ITC Service are experts in cyber security. We have a dedicated team that can help you with many aspects of cyber security hardening, including MFA, enterprise email filtering and 365 infinite backup. To learn more about the steps we can take to secure your business, please call give us a call.

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