Today’s MFA – Is it a Security Illusion?

Eighty percent of security breaches involve compromised credentials; usernames and passwords are clearly not enough. Implementing a multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution significantly decreases the risk of unauthorized access and system breaches. But traditional MFA is not as secure as you think.

An MFA service built on a standard mobile push authentication factor can be easily manipulated and circumvented by social engineering and phishing mechanisms, leading to account takeover. The only way to achieve truly secure, phish-proof authentication is to implement an MFA service that leverages FIDO2, the strongest standards-based authentication method available. So why isn’t FIDO2 MFA more widely used?

Subscribe to the Cybersecurity Insider Newsletter

Strengthen your organization's IT security defenses by keeping abreast of the latest cybersecurity news, solutions, and best practices. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays

Subscribe to the Cybersecurity Insider Newsletter

Strengthen your organization's IT security defenses by keeping abreast of the latest cybersecurity news, solutions, and best practices. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays

Resource Details

Akamai logo
Provided by:
Akamai
Topic:
Security
Format:
PDF