Keep Hackers At Bay With Multi Factor Authentication

Multi factor authentication requires at least 2 forms of authentication and is becoming increasingly important as hackers employ more sophisticated and aggressive tactics. As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) we implement 2-step verification, also known as two-factor authentication (2FA) and recommend our clients do the same for a number of reasons:

  • Enhanced Security: we handle sensitive data and have access to various client systems. Implementing 2-step verification adds an additional layer of security protecting against unauthorized access. It significantly reduces the risk of security breaches and data theft.
  • Safeguarding Client Information: we are entrusted with confidential client information. Enabling 2-step verification on client accounts ensures that even if an MSP employee’s credentials are compromised, unauthorized individuals won’t be able to access client systems without the second authentication factor.
  • Compliance Requirements: Many industries and regulations mandate robust security measures to protect client data. Implementing 2FA helps meet these compliance requirements and demonstrates commitment to data protection.
  • Mitigating Credential Attacks: Passwords can be compromised through various means, including phishing, brute-force attacks, or data breaches. By using 2-step verification, even if a password is leaked, the second factor (e.g., a one-time code) acts as an extra barrier against unauthorized access.
  • Client Trust and Confidence: Clients expect their MSPs to have strong security practices in place. Utilizing 2FA shows a commitment to cybersecurity, fostering trust and confidence with clients.
  • Ease of Implementation: Many modern systems and services offer built-in 2-step verification options, making it relatively easy for MSPs to enable this security feature for their accounts and their clients’ accounts.
  • Scalability: Implementing a standardized 2FA procedure across all accounts can simplify security management and ensure consistent protection for both MSP’s and their clients.
  • Reduced Downtime and Recovery Costs: By preventing unauthorized access, 2-step verification can help avoid potential security incidents that could lead to downtime, data loss, and costly recovery efforts.

In summary, 2-step verification is a crucial security measure that MSPs should adopt to protect their own accounts and their clients’ sensitive data. It helps prevent unauthorized access, mitigates security risks, and enhances the overall trustworthiness of the MSP’s services.