Cybercrime is so big now, it’s a matter of when will your business get attacked. Here’s 1 simple thing you can do right now to drastically protect your business.
Strong passwords are a good line of defense, but many passwords can be cracked by automated bots. Multi Factor Authentication is something that makes your password considerably stronger, and gives your business even more protection against hackers and malicious people.
Did you know that by 2021 cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion a year?
Cybercrime is a serious risk. Which is why you need to make cybersecurity a priority.
A password is often a first line of defence. But a password alone isn’t enough to protect your business’s sensitive data.
Why? Because passwords are created by people and are easy to crack. We all know somebody who uses the same password over and over again, or scribbles passwords on post-it notes to jog their memory.
This is a data breach waiting to happen.
For real peace of mind, you should consider two-factor authentication. This adds an extra layer of security, making your data much harder to access and is the number one thing you can do to protect your business from cyber threats.
Did you know that 99.9% of cyber attacks can be blocked with multi-factor authentication? Yet, according to Microsoft, roughly 11% of organizations are actually using it. If your organization is not using multi-factor authentication – bring it up with your boss and take the next step to prevent a cyber attack.
3 Action Steps To Do Now
- Turn on MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) on all online accounts.
- Ban the use of bad passwords. (Learn more about good vs bad passwords here)
- Train employees on phishing. (Reach out to Pacific IT Support for your options)
To find out more about two-factor authentication and what options are available to you, reach out to us today and we would be happy to help.
For more information and tips on business cyber security best practice, check out our blog post here.