Do you have multi factor authentication to verify your identity…because 44% of businesses don’t

Because October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, we thought that we would take the next few weeks to highlight cyber security exposures that are common to law firms.

Did you know that 44% of businesses don’t use multifactor authentication?

Your question back to me might be – What is multifactor authentication and why would I need it?

Multi Factor authentication or MFA is a security method that needs a user to use two or more authentication factors to prove who they are before they can use an organization’s network, check their email from a remote location, or use privileged or administrative accounts.  It helps make sure that you are who you say you are.

The most common use of MFA is when banks or credit cards require you to input a password as well as a code that they email/text/call you with.

MFA should be used by law firms with email accounts as well as accessing any network remotely.

In fact, according to Microsoft, 99.9% of account compromise attacks can be blocked by MFA!

Most email products as well as system access software have MFA built in, so be sure to enable and protect your data!

Questions about risk mitigation for this exposure?  Call us at 412.563.2106.

Next week, we will talk about how to protect your firm against multiple exposures!