Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an important part of online security for businesses. With the increasing threat of cybercrime, it is important to protect business processes with MFA. Therefore, ImageCapture is also equipped with multiple MFA methods by default. In this article, we explain what multi-factor authentication is, how it works and exactly why it is so important for your organization.
What is MFA?
MFA is a technology that requires multiple methods to verify a user’s identity. Instead of just a password, MFA also requires a second factor such as a token or an text message code. However, the most secure and popular method is to use a smartphone app that generates a unique code for each login attempt. This could be Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator, for example.
Companies that manage sensitive information, such as financial data or customer personal information, benefit greatly from MFA. It adds an extra layer of security to business processes, making it much harder for cybercriminals to gain access to your systems. With MFA, knowing or cracking the password is not enough to gain access.
By adding an additional layer of security, such as multi-factor authentication, the business can dramatically reduce the chances of successful cyber attacks. MFA can prevent nearly 100 percent of cyber attacks.
Multi-factor authentication is a critical technology to combat cybercrime. There are many causes why cybercrime occurs at companies, including inadequate security, poor policies and procedures, and employee ignorance. MFA can address these vulnerabilities by adding another layer of security and increasing employee awareness and training.
Inadequate policies and protocol, such as lack of an incident response plan or failure to train employees on cybersecurity, can also provide an entry point for cybercriminals.
However, employee ignorance can also lead to cybercrime. Employees can unknowingly cause great risk to your organization. These include opening emails from unknown senders, clicking on links in suspicious emails, or unknowingly sharing sensitive information via social media or email.
How ImageCapture applies MFA
ImageCapture comes standard with several authentication methods; standard Multi-factor Authentication and Windows Authentication. This allows you to focus on core business without worrying about the security of business processes.
In today’s digital age, it is important to protect business processes from cyber attacks. MFA is a powerful technology that can protect your business from unauthorized access. By using ImageCapture, you can protect your vendors, staff and yourself from cyber threats and keep the organization safe.
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