What is “MFA” or Multi Factor Authentication?
MFA is a core component of a strong identity and access management (IAM) policy. MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber attack, rather than just asking for a username and password.
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a digital solution such as an application, online user account, practice management software, etc.
Benefit of MFA for the Australian Healthcare Practice
With the Australian Healthcare Sector being the most targeted for cyber attacks, to implement a MFA security layer is one of the best security and privacy practices to be in place for your practice management software or digital health tool to keep the business’s Cyber Health in check. The main benefit of MFA is it will enhance your practice’s security by requiring the users of these tools to identify themselves by more than a username and password.
There Three main types of MFA methods in use:
1.Things you know such as passwords or pin codes (Knowledge)
2.Things you have such as a badge or smartphone (Possession)
3.Things you are such as a biometric like fingerprints or voice recognition (Inheritance)
The most prevalent MFA methods used to secure digital healthcare practice tools are based on Knowledge and Possession.
Cyber criminals are dedicated to stealing your and your clients information and an effective and enforced MFA strategy is your first line of defense against them. An effective data security plan will save your healthcare practice time and money in the future.
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