What is 2-factor authentication? Two-factor authentication is when an additional “factor” is required for you to login to a system other than just a password. This is typically a numerical code sent to either a text message or email. It can also be done via a phone call or a mobile app.
These solutions can be very annoying and makes the process of logging in a little more complex. However, 2FA has proven to cut account compromise down by over half. By using two factor authentication it makes logging into your accounts much harder for someone who only has your password. They would also need access to your cell phone or email account. We strongly recommend that users use 2FA on any account that has it available and definitely on email accounts and any account that has personal information.
2FA is typically easy to turn on and enable on your accounts and is typically a requirement for any compliance and if you want cybersecurity insurance.