Unfortunately, these days online security breaches occur far too often. That’s why it’s never been more important to ensure all your accounts are as protected as possible. Yes, strong passwords are critical, but you should also enable two-factor authentication on your accounts whenever possible.
What is two-factor authentication? Two-factor authentication (also known as multi-factor authentication or 2FA) requires you to confirm ownership of two separate variables generally your password and a unique code sent via email or text to complete sensitive actions on your accounts.
Sound familiar? You're probably already using this with your bank, most financial institutes require it when you log in on a new computer or device. However, some accounts don't require two-factor authentication - for those that don't but offer it, you should enable it in the settings or security sections. It is available on most online services like Gmail, Apple, and Amazon. Adding this extra step adds another layer of security and can protect your sensitive personal information.
Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with implementing two-factor authentication for your office devices and apps.
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