Multi-Factor Authentication is the practice of using two or more authentication prompts to verify a user’s identity and permissions, allowing access to system accounts and resources. Authentication is a critical part of cybersecurity and compliance, and access to data and resources often serve as a chokepoint for security concerns and functional systems. Access must have restraints placed upon it to protect that system and other users’ information.
Nearly half (48%) of US/UK respondents say they have “never heard of Multi-Factor Authentication”. Multi-factor authentication is an incredibly important tool that goes a long way in keeping accounts secure. In fact, of those who knew about it (52%), most had applied MFA to their online accounts (81%) and were still using it (90%), showing that once MFA is enabled, users will keep using it.
With an ever-changing cybersecurity landscape and the adoption of cloud, the range of attacks is broad and more complex than ever before. Govplace takes MFA approach a step further by building our solutions on a zero-trust architecture. This means no device or person is trusted on a network (inside or out) until they have been continually authenticated at each layer of the network. In addition to MFA, our OEMs provide credential management that include rotation of passwords and unique complex passwords that the end-user does not know. Our solutions enable our customers to setup and manage user workflows, keyboard logging, session recording and offloading data into a SIEM for further data analytics.
We partner with an extensive list of OEMs that help our Federal customers reach their agency-specific cybersecurity missions, including enabling MFA. Among these are:
Govplace is proud to participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a joint effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally. Now in its 19th year, NCSAM continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.