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Multi-factor authentication (MFA) / two-factor authentication (2FA) / one-time security code

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Top considerations when choosing a multi-factor authentication solution

Choosing the right MFA solution for a Microsoft environment that covers all authentication needs will reduce stress on your IT admins and help desk.

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Dashlane launches new Dark Web Insights tool, MFA authenticator app, small biz Starter plan

Password manager vendor releases new credential security and support service features, along with a new low-cost option for small businesses.

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Multi-factor authentication fatigue attacks are on the rise: How to defend against them

LAPSUS$ is just one cybercriminal group that has breached networks of large companies such as Uber and Microsoft by spamming employees with MFA authentication requests.

The trouble with 2fa

With a large percentage of your workforce now working remotely, two-factor authentication (2fa) can make them (or your company data) safer online. But how you're doing it now probably isn't helping much at all.

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Best practices for deploying multi-factor authentication on Microsoft networks

Microsoft will soon mandate MFA for some customers, and these are the key considerations before you deploy it.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) / two-factor authentication (2FA) / one-time security code

GitHub to mandate 2FA for all code contributors by 2023

The world’s largest development platform will require all code-contributing users to enroll in two-factor authentication by the end of 2023 to enhance software supply chain security.

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10 most common MFA excuses, and how to answer them

CISOs often meet resistance to multi-factor authentication from users, management, and even IT. Here's how to counter their complaints.

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Even with board support, Horizon Power’s CISO was in for a shock

Everything seemed like it was going well for Horizon Power, a Western Australian power supplier that had been actively updating its cybersecurity practices to support a major digital transformation project aiming to tap data-driven...

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) / two-factor authentication (2FA) / one-time security code

It's time to re-evaluate your 2FA setup on Microsoft networks

Attackers are exploiting some 2FA settings to gain network access. Does your current configuration provide the best protection?

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4 ways attackers target humans to gain network access

These are some of the favorite ways cybercriminals try to get around an organization's cyber defenses to steal credentials or commit fraud.

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6 zero trust myths and misconceptions

If you’ve fallen for one of these myths, you may need to rethink your zero trust strategy.

digital identity / authentication

Consumers are done with passwords, ready for more innovative authentication

Surveys indicate that consumers are becoming more open to biometrics and multi-factor authentication.

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4 tips to prevent easy attacker access to Windows networks

The Colonial Pipeline attackers likely got in using old, compromised VPN credentials. This advice will force attackers to work much harder.

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How to hack 2FA: 5 attack methods explained

As two-factor authentication becomes more widespread, criminals seek novel ways to subvert it. Here's what you need to know.

access management / access control / user connections / identities

As pandemic hit, MFA protected University of Newcastle’s digital transformation

Several Australian universities have reworked their cybersecurity and access control approaches in response to the rising number of attacks in education.

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Can WebAuthn and U2F finally give us safe and easy Two-Factor authentication?

Using a smartphone for two-factor authentication is easy, but it's not as secure as you might think. The real future for secure 2FA lies in the WebAuthn and Universal 2nd Factor standards.

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