Multi-factor Authentication and How it can Save You!

Presented by

Elisabeth Happel, Director of Cyber Security, TRG Networking, Inc. & David McHale, Principal, HailBytes

About this talk

Everywhere you turn, someone is talking about MFA. When you strip away the jargon, the platform marketing and ads, what does MFA really offer to the end-user or to a business? As more and more services move into the Cloud, you’ll want to understand multi-factor authentication as a possible solution for your business or personal needs. A little history: Authentication is one means of identity management – it is how a computer system knows which user has access to what resources. In the not too distant past, this was usually controlled via active directory on a server that sat in a closet where you worked. And that worked well, because all the applications, printers, and employees were in that physical place called the office. But, things change! Servers and applications are more likely to reside in the Cloud than in your office. Employees could be working from home, out in the field, or half-way around the globe. Each of the resources that a person needs to access must have a way of authenticating them, but traditional authentication is no longer sufficiently secure on its own! Enter Multi-factor Authentication – which adds an additional and out-of-band way of authentication identity management. In this webinar we will discuss: What is MFA? Why as a Service Cloud services can be vulnerable to authentication breaches What is out-of-band, and why is that important? How utilizing MFA can be an important part of your strategy to shore your network or system defenses How risk factor is reduced using MFA The different genres of MFA, and how they can be implemented We will wrap up our discussion with a brief Q & A session at the end, so warm up your questions!

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