The IRS recommends that all tax professionals use multi-factor authentication to keep their information and systems safe against unauthorized access. In today’s day and age, cybercriminals are more complex and sophisticated in their efforts than ever before. Multi-factor authentication gives you an additional layer of security in addition to your login credentials, which means even if your login credentials are compromised, your information and systems won’t be.
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How does multi-factor authentication work? It makes it much more difficult for an attacker to gain access because instead of requiring only a username and password, the system requires two or more of the following:
Something you know
(a username and password)
Something you have
(a hardware token or PIN sent to your mobile device)
Something you are
Essentially, multi-factor authentication has become one of the most effective ways to minimize the risk of attackers gaining access to your confidential information. This is especially true as phishing attacks wherein cybercriminals trick unsuspecting victims into divulging login credentials become more common.
Even If Employees Are Trained on Password Best Practices, Many Don’t Follow Them – Making Multi-Factor Authentication Integral for Your Firm.
Unfortunately, even if you’re enforcing rules around passwords and training your staff members about the risks of cybercrime, many employees still don’t follow common best practices. Instead, they create simple passwords that are used across multiple services. If a cybercriminal obtains one password, they’re able to access multiple accounts – unless you have multi-factor authentication in place.