Learn how to protect against data breach with the latest Multifactor Authentication Solutions including PIV Card.
Becoming headline news for a data breach has caused more than one CEO/CISO to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. It’s not an unfounded fear. The spate outbreak of recent high-profile corporate breaches has been a wake-up call for executives. CEOs and CISOs are now tasked with overseeing the elements that contribute to their organization’s success in today’s high-risk world, and that includes taking an active role in the company’s data and infrastructure security strategy. Failing to do so often involves fines and visits from regulators, a loss of reputation and revenue, angry customers fleeing to rivals, not to mention in some instances, executives losing their own positions.
Weak or stolen user credentials remain the primary entry point for hackers, which is why authentication must be included in the overall security plan. Multifactor authentication (MFA) is the best-practice approach to help keep user data secure and keep your company out of the headlines. The goal of MFA is to create a layered defense and make it more difficult for an unauthorized person to access a target resource. If one factor is compromised or broken, a hacker still has at least one more barrier to breach before successfully breaking into the target.