Remote workers are more vulnerable to attacks if proper precautions are not taken because they are not protected by firewalls connected to a company’s network infrastructure. Remote workers pose a much higher cybersecurity risk by using their personal Wi-Fi connections and devices for mission-critical tasks.
MFA adds an additional layer of security for remote workers. Instead of working behind a locked door, they are now required to perform thumbprint analysis. MFA can protect your remote team from both simple and complex attacks such as email phishing.
This is critical for commonly used, but often overlooked, internet-based services such as email. If your business applications are not adequately protected, they will be a prime target for remote attacks.
MFA is critical for remote workers not only to prevent unauthorized access but also to improve your organization’s overall security posture. This is due to one of MFA’s fantastic features: when an attempt is made to access someone’s account from an unauthorized device, the user receives a notification. This enables them to respond quickly after the attempted attack by changing their password and notifying their system administrator.
What is multi-factor authentication for remote access?
Multi-factor authentication is a security system that requires two or more authentication methods from different categories to verify a user’s identity in order to log in. One of the advantages of multi-factor authentication is that it provides a layered defense that makes it more difficult for an unauthorized individual to gain access to sensitive information such as personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). So, how does this affect your third-party vendors, vendors, and contractors? When granting access to your network to any external party, make sure to implement a protocol that employs a confidential, unique, and multi-factored authentication method that ensures your assigned technicians—and only those technicians—have remote access.