What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

June 30, 2020 - 1 minute read

How to Keep Your Small Business Online Accounts Secured

One of the best ways to minimize the risk of your small business online accounts from being compromised by a cyber-criminal is through multi-factor authentication. According to Microsoft, using multi-factor authentication blocks 99.9 percent of automated cyberattack attempts on Microsoft platforms, websites, and other online services.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor authentication is an additional step in authenticating a small business, or user, to theirĀ online account. Meaning that it is an extra layer of defense against cyber-criminals. For example, if you have ever forgotten your password to an online account and you had to go through your email and a series of questions to regain access to your account, you have experienced the benefits of multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication can be broken down in the following way:

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Multi-factor authentication explained

More and more multi-factor authentication is a no-cost feature added to many very popular services, including banking, social media, email, and shopping services.

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