Phishing attacks using COVID-19 as a lure are the most noticeable and immediate cybersecurity risk during this pandemic. Attackers are utilizing Credential Phishing, where they put up a fake login page to trick individuals/staff into entering their credentials.
Multi-factor authentication is a great form of defense against this as an added security measure that prompts a user for an additional form of identification upon sign in such as a 4-6 digit code sent via text. If you only use a password to authenticate a user, it opens a vulnerability for a potential attack or breach. Many use the same password for multiple accounts and if your password is weak, or exposed on the dark web, it opens the door for an attacker to gain access to your account and sensitive information.
Enable MFA now, the more applications the better.
Here are some areas to get started:
- Email: Office 365, Google G Suite
- Cloud based storage solutions; Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.
- Banking and Financial Services
- Social Media for your business and personal
If you have any questions on how to implement MFA for your business, reach out to your IT professionals and have them walk you through the process. Enable MFA right away!
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