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Use multi-factor authentication and protect yourself from ransomware, at least that’s what dozens of government and cybersecurity experts advised. Even the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) states in its website: “MFA increases security because even if one credential is compromised, unauthorized users will not be able to meet the second authentication requirement and will not be able to access the target physical space, computing device, network, or database.”

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Are We Ready to Move on to New Authentication Approaches?

The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance – a group of technology companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft – has suggested that the shift to removing passwords entirely from access control may happen sooner than later.

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Use multifactor authentication and be protected from ransomware—at least that’s what dozens of cybersecurity experts and the government advised. Even the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) states on its website: “MFA increases security because even if one credential becomes compromised, unauthorized users will be unable to meet the second authentication requirement and will not be able to access the targeted physical space, computing device, network, or database.”

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Why Multi-Factor Authentication is not enough to combat Russian state-sponsored cyber actors

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FBI Cyber Division recently released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) warning organisations that Russian state-sponsored cyber actors have gained network access through the exploitation of default multi-factor authentication (MFA) protocols, a known vulnerability.

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In early March 2022, authentication security company Okta reported that there had been an attempt to compromise the account of a third-party customer support engineer from Sitel in January. The organization released a statement claiming that the matter had been investigated and contained.

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