May 10, 2023
Why relying on MFA (multi factor authentication) alone is a risky mistake!

The Hidden Dangers of Relying on MFA for Cybersecurity Are you a busy business owner feeling frustrated by the lack of results from relying solely on Multi-Factor Authentication for your online security? Do you feel like you're constantly playing...

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The Hidden Dangers of Relying on MFA for Cybersecurity

Are you a busy business owner feeling frustrated by the lack of results from relying solely on Multi-Factor Authentication for your online security?

Do you feel like you're constantly playing catch-up with the latest cybersecurity threats?

Join us in this episode as we tackle the importance of a multi-layered approach to online security, explore the pitfalls of depending solely on MFA, and provide practical tips for creating strong passwords and maintaining good online hygiene.

Plus, discover the benefits of partnering with a security-centric IT firm for a more comprehensive defence strategy.

Don't let ineffective solutions leave you vulnerable - listen to this latest episode of the Techcess podcast, now!

Seriously! Don't rely solely on MFA!

I'm Mark Riddell, and in this episode of the Techcess podcast, I discussed the risks of relying solely on multi-factor authentication (MFA) for online security.

As a digital security specialist, I've seen how cybercriminals are constantly evolving their techniques and how relying only on MFA can create a false sense of security.

That's why I recommend adopting a multilayered approach to online security.

To enhance online security, I suggest using strong, unique passwords, staying vigilant against phishing attacks, keeping software and devices up to date, and enabling additional security features offered by online services.

Implementing security awareness training for team members can also help educate and raise awareness of potential cyber threats.

As a busy business owner or IT manager, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest cybersecurity threats and best practices.

That's why it's essential to work with a security-focused IT company that has your back.

By following my recommendations and adopting a multilayered security approach, you can ensure the security of your online accounts and data.


Dangers of relying solely on MFA

While MFA is a valuable and widely recommended security measure, it should not be the only line of defense for online accounts. Cyber criminals continue to evolve their tactics to bypass MFA, and a false sense of security can leave your accounts vulnerable to attack. Additionally, there is the risk of a single point of failure if access to the MFA token or device is lost or compromised. In the Techcess podcast, Mark Riddell outlines these risks and calls for caution when it comes to relying solely on MFA. He underscores the importance of adopting a multilayered security approach, which provides a more robust and comprehensive defense against potential threats.

How to protect online accounts
In today's digital world, online accounts can contain a vast amount of personal, sensitive, and valuable information.

Ensuring the security of these accounts is of utmost importance for both individuals and business owners.

There are various measures that can be taken to safeguard online accounts, including the use of strong, unique passwords, enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA), and being cautious about the information shared online.

Regularly updating account recovery information and keeping a close eye on account activity can also help in detecting and preventing unauthorized access.

I'm really hoping that after listening, you'll fully understand that relying solely on MFA for account security is not enough.

Listen to the episode to hear my suggestions for adopting additional steps towards truly protecting your business and its online assets.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Grasp the significance of adopting a multi-layered approach when securing yourself online.

  • Recognise the pitfalls of relying solely on Multi-Factor Authentication in safeguarding your digital life.

  • Master the creation of robust, unique passwords and adopting proper online hygiene practices.

  • Stay ahead by being aware of the most up-to-date cybersecurity threats affecting the digital landscape.

  • Explore the advantages of partnering with a security-centric IT firm to bolster your cybersecurity defences.


Excerpt from episode 92 of Techcess

(Download transcript)

00:04:34 "And you can understand why someone might just hit the yes button so they can silence the phone and get back to sleep. That's how Uber got caught out. And recently I was dealing with a situation where let's call Company A and Company B, right? Company A was blaming company B for them being phished and having to pay out thousands of pounds to an attacker. Company A's IT company didn't help the situation by defending them and saying that they had MFA in place on their office three six five email account."

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Mark Riddell's technology podcast "Techcess" is an m3 Networks production. Mark and the team have created this podcast to help you and their clients understand how technology can help them in their industry and business, including helping them with cyber security solutions. To find out more about Mark Riddell and the rest of the m3 team, visit them here and follow them on Linkedin.

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