Our online security has always been of paramount importance, now more so than ever, because of the increasing cybercrime threats. Especially considering the amount of personal data people store and upload online, it has become critical to upgrade your security. To do that, among the best-proven methods is 2-factor authentication. While relatively simple, this method significantly lowers potential cyber risks.
So what is 2-factor authentication, and how does it help in cybersecurity? We had the experts come in to answer this one. Cybersecurity experts explain how this method effectively deters cybercriminals and protects your digital life.
Even though we’ve already seen too many breaches lately targeting privileged accounts, we will see these types of attacks continue. Passwords are archaic. One true way to combat this risk is by introducing a second factor for authentication. A second factor adds a layer of complexity to the authentication process but provides immense value in terms of addressing the risk.
CISO and Chief Product Officer
We’ve heard for years that multi-factor authentication should be turned on for everything, yet it’s rarely implemented. Until we shift our mindset and sacrifice a little bit of convenience for a massive amount of security – these types of massive, high-profile attacks will only continue to increase in 2022.
Steve Tcherchian, CISSP, PCI-ISA, PCIP is the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for XYPRO Technology. Steve is on Forbes Technology Council, the NonStop Under 40 executive board, and part of the ANSI X9 Security Standards Committee.
With over 20 years in the cybersecurity field, Steve is responsible for the strategy and innovation of XYPRO’s security product line as well as overseeing XYPRO’s risk, compliance, and security to ensure the best experience for customers in the Mission-Critical computing marketplace.
Steve is an engaging and dynamic speaker who regularly presents on cybersecurity topics at conferences around the world.