DIG this week's cyber tip

Maybe you've heard that MFA is the best way to stop hackers and cybercriminals. But what is MFA?

Multi-factor authentication or MFA is a layered approach your organization should be using to secure your important data and applications. MFA is when a system requires a user to present a combination of two or more credentials to verify a user’s identity before login. A password, PIN, or security question is considered "something you know” and provides the first factor for authenticating the user's identity. A second factor is "something you have" which can be a mobile device, RSA Token, or RFID badge and is the second or multi-factor for authentication.

If you would like to learn more about why MFA is such an important measure of defense against hackers, refer to this CISA fact sheet.

If your organization doesn't use MFA for your important systems, contact the DIG to add this important security tool. Thank you!


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