If you’ve used Google Mail, Microsoft Office, or an Apple device, you’ve probably come across 2-Factor-Authentication (2FA). 2FA is where you can only access your account on a trusted device or via the web.
For example, if you have an iPhone and are signing into your account for the first time on a newly purchased Mac, you would be prompted to enter your password AND a verification code that's ONLY displayed on your iPhone.
The great thing about 2FA is that it makes data more secure.
It also offers other benefits such as an increase in productivity and flexibility… lower help desk and security management costs.... and reduced fraud.
The problem is, whilst 2FA is commonplace in our personal lives, most businesses haven’t taken advantage of this amazing security tool.
Well, despite being almost mandatory on consumer devices…
Most businesses are not able to easily implement it.
And yet it is almost criminal to think that many law firms are not taking advantage of this great tool in 2021…
The alternative is to simply rely on educating employees about data security. But given 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error, it would seem prudent to take extra precautions.
And in our experience, automating this process and making it mandatory makes adoption far easier.
Implementing 2FA is a quick win and it's one of the most effective ways to protect your business from cybercrime.
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