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Multifactor Authentication Made Simple

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Articles | by

Just about every information security standard or regulation contains requirements for the use of multifactor authentication when restricting access to sensitive information or resources. These requirements may seem daunting at first, but complying with them and thereby strengthening your organization’s security posture is a goal that is clearly within reach.

Multifactor authentication is a straightforward concept, in which a system confirms a user’s identity to a high degree of confidence by using more than one type of proof. For example, if you pass through a turnstile on your way into the office that requires you to present both your identification card and enter a secret personal identification number (PIN), you’re using multifactor authentication.

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Published on 12/15/2011 in BizTech Magazine

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