Two Factor Authentication

Safety First!

Remote working has brought its own challenges with a reliance on collaboration technology, managing data security risks, platform issues and more. An increased in email-based threats, endpoint-security gaps and data breaches are some of the concerns for DevOps and security leaders managing the sudden shift to a fully remote workforce. The MigrationCompany (TMC) recommends that businesses must rapidly ensure the security of every device and discard hardware-based legacy VPNs in favour of cloud-agnostic and scalable network security solutions for greater security.

Dynamic Cloud Security

Dynamic Cloud Security addresses network and application challenges. This is the reason why theDynamic Cloud Security strategy from The Migration Co enables organisations to develop dynamic cloud-based business infrastructures without compromising the protection of users, data, and connected resources. The result is a complete solution for dynamic cloud environments offering visibility and control. TMCoffers a full range of essential security tools built on a common operating system to deliver broad and integrated security, as well as unified management. 

As the world advances and sudden unpredicted changes has forced us to work remotely, the security requirements to keep users safe also need to adapt. One of the simplest and effective methods to keep user data safe is to use two- factor or multi-factor authentication.

 

Two-factor / Multi-factor Authentication

Access controls are more critical than ever. Multi-factor authentication is essential for remote access to enterprise IT systems. Two-factor authentication (2FA) provides a higher level of security by adding another layer of security to the authentication process, thereby, making it harder for attackers to gain access to a person's devices or online accounts. Two-factor authentication methods add either a possession factor or an inherence factor.

There are many different devices and services for implementing 2FA, from tokens to radio frequency identification cards (RFID)to smartphone apps.
Organisations need to deploy a system to accept, process and allow, or deny, access to users authenticating with their tokens. This may be deployed in the form of server software, a dedicated hardware server or provided by The Migration Company as a service.

Authenticator apps replace the need to obtain a verification code via text, voice call or email. These and other2FA products offer information on the minimum system requirements necessary to implement 2FA.

Different Ways of Using Two-Factor authentication

  • After entering the username and password, the system will ask for a unique token which will be generated in real-time using an app which is installed and registered in users’ second personal device(mobile or tablet). The code generated in the app will be renewed after every few seconds of the first appearance, this gives very less time, to a hacker who wants to hack both the devices.
  • Sending the push to a second device after entering the username and password in the first device for the second factor. Users must approve from the secondary device to log in.
  • After entering the username and password in the employee portal, options for the character/number options will be sent to their personal mobile phone or tablet for the user to log in.

 

Statistics of Two-Factor Authentication*

  • With 68% use, mobile push notifications are the most common authentication method.
  • 19% of government agencies use hardware authentication token.
  • Only 26% of companies use multi-factor authentication.
  • 77% of mobile devices have biometric security enabled.
  • 61% of people use the same password on multiple services.
  • 81% of security breaches are due to stolen passwords.
  • Fishing emails are successful 47% of the time.
  • 5% of internet users are fooled by phishing emails.
  • An average employee has to remember 27 passwords.
  • Google’s authenticator can protect an account from up to 100% of automated attacks.
  • Hacker probe more than 20 million Microsoft accounts every day.

 

*https://dataprot.net/statistics/two-factor-authentication-statistics/

 

Informational Security

The Migration Company will work with your organisation to provide the following security requirements.

  • Dynamic Cloud Security Strategy
  • Encryption and Multi-factor authentication Strategy
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Security compliance monitoring and reporting
  • Advanced threat detection
  • Security Assessments
  • Security Strategy and Transformation
  • Cyber Strategy, Security andGovernance
  • Risk and Compliance Management
  • Enterprise Security Architecture
  • Cyber Assurance – (Information andTechnology)

 

 

Authors: Amar Deshmukh & Ambar Sanghi

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