Enhance Cybersecurity With These Important Access Tools
No matter where you work or what you do, chances are that a significant portion of each workday consists of logging into different accounts and using different devices while keeping track of different passwords.
But what happens if you forget your login or need to reset your password? Your workday slows, productivity stalls, and frustrations build.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. With Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), you can simplify the login process, protect important information of your company and enable your employees to work safely and efficiently.
MFA is an authentication method that requires a user to combine something they know (a password) with something they have (a unique code sent to a mobile device via SMS, email, or a push notification). ). Once MFA is in place, organizations can implement SSO to streamline the sign-in process, using a centralized app or sign-in process to access all business applications.
Best of all, MFA and SSO can strengthen your organization’s security by adding additional layers of network and data protection while managing access rights for all users. MFA also helps prevent further cybersecurity issues by eliminating the threat that compromised passwords pose to individual users and businesses.
After all, weak or stolen passwords are particularly attractive to cybercriminals. Once a password is stolen or hacked, attackers can infiltrate entire systems – install malicious code, redirect users to illegal websites, seize personal information and demand a ransom for its return.
Password requirements come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the adoption of SSO and MFA tools must evolve with cybersecurity trends. Currently, passwords are reused far too often – on average, the same password is used for five different accounts. This means that if hackers steal a password, it can be tested on multiple platforms, exponentially amplifying the impact of a single compromise.
Enterprises haven’t adopted SSO and MFA fast enough to keep up, either. Microsoft estimates that only 11% of its corporate accounts use MFA, and many employees are initially reluctant to embrace the sign-in method, which can initially seem unwieldy due to the need to coordinate a unique code delivered via SMS, email, or mobile device push -Notification with an existing username and password.
But stronger passwords and the adoption of SSO and MFA can make a difference—especially if you’re working with an IT provider that takes cybersecurity seriously. With nearly 25 years of experience working with clients across North America, CMIT Solutions understands the evolving nature of security issues related to identity protection and data access.
An investment in enterprise-class SSO and MFA is an investment in the future of your business. Would you like to find out how? Contact CMIT Solutions now to protect your information, streamline user access, and empower your workforce. Don’t wait for a data breach or cybersecurity issue to implement single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.
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