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Implement strong password policies

As human error commonly opens the door to malicious actors and cyberthreats of all forms, implementing strong password policies is one practical step you can take to help fortify your organization’s cyber resilience. Specifically, consider implementing the following among staff member’s devices:

Protect your remote working environment

Taking steps to secure your remote work environment is a must in maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information. Here are three tips for safeguarding your data and devices while working remotely:

Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all your important online accounts

2FA adds an extra wall of protection alongside your password and username. Two-factor authentication (2FA) works by providing you with an exclusive code that you must enter along with your credentials. This prevents unauthorized access, even if your password is compromised. Enable 2FA on all your accounts — particularly those that hold sensitive data.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is more secure than two-factor authentication (2FA)

These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re not quite the same thing. 2FA requires exactly two authentication types to unlock something. MFA requires a minimum of three forms of authentication. For example, in addition to a password, you might need to use a text message code and biometric data.

When using 2FA or MFA, use app-based authentication when possible

Two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) are excellent ways to help protect your online accounts, but they’re not 100% secure. If they know you’re requesting a secondary code, a savvy cybercriminal can potentially intercept and read the associated text message, gaining access to the code and your account. Whenever possible, use app-based authentication with […]

Use multi-factor authentication on all your accounts

Recently some video games began offering rewards to customers who set up multi-factor authentication on their accounts. Best practice is to use this extra layer of protection on any service that provides it. This way, you’ll be safe even if someone gains access to your password and username.