Cyber Security Awareness Month: Always enable multi-factor authentication!

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No matter what you call it, multi-factor authentication, or MFA, is a security measure that requires anyone logging into an account to navigate a two-step process to prove their identity. By adding one more simple step when logging into an account, multi-factor authentication greatly increases the security of your account.

How it works: When logging into your account, you first provide your password or passphrase. Next, you will provide an extra way of proving that you’re you; this is typically done through:

  • An extra PIN (personal identification number)
  • An extra security question like, “What’s your favorite pet’s name?”
  • An additional code, either emailed or texted
  • A biometric identifier like facial recognition or a fingerprint
  • A unique number generated by an “Authenticator App”
  • A secure token is a separate piece of hardware (like a key fob that holds information) that verifies a person’s identity with a database or system

Here are two printable flyers you could print and post in your office as cyber security reminders!

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