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Data breaches can be prevented with one simple solution

Tony Bradley | Jan. 20, 2015
Attackers may be able to infiltrate the network, but if organisations properly employed two-factor authentication the data would still be safe.

There's some good news, according to Oberheide. "In an environment where firewalls are becoming increasingly irrelevant (what does "on-premise" mean to a small company in an IT world of cloud and mobile) and endpoint antivirus efficacy is laughable, two-factor authentication is becoming the go-to security technology for organizations of all sizes." Thanks to initiatives like FIDO, and emerging two-factor authentication systems that are simpler and less expensive, two-factor authentication is gaining momentum.

Companies and individuals should utilize two-factor authentication everywhere it's possible or offered. It's only a matter of time until a username and password is compromised, but as long as the attacker doesn't also have the mobile phone or fingerprint that goes with those credentials, the data will still be safe.

 

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