The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Whether your device is lost or stolen, or it’s just your password, having unauthorized access to your systems can lead to huge costs, not only in time but in lost revenue, fines, reputation and more. In fact, 60% of small businesses close after experiencing a data breech.

What’s a business to do? The simple step of adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) can deter up to 99% of data breeches and hack attempts.

You utilize MFA’s regularly throughout your day when accessing online accounts for shopping, banking and apps. MFA’s require you to input your username and password – as you normally would – but then asks you to verify who you are using: something you know (asking a security question), something you have (the security code on the back of your credit card) or something you are (your fingerprint or facial recognition).

By using MFA, even if the hacker has your password, your information is secured. PCA offers multiple options for adding MFA to your business. Call us today to find out more. Multi-factor Authentication