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How Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Protects Businesses & Cyber Insurers

November 10, 2021 Firewalls.com/Alexandre Cagnoni, WatchGuard Technologies Season 1 Episode 58
Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast
How Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Protects Businesses & Cyber Insurers
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Multifactor authentication (MFA) is fast becoming a requirement for a secure business network. Not only that, it's becoming a requirement for a business to qualify for the added protection of cyber insurance. WatchGuard Technologies Director of Authentication Alexandre Cagnoni takes us through why multi-factor authentication is so important in the current cyber threat landscape for businesses of all sizes. He also explains why cyber insurers consider it vital. And then, he shares how WatchGuard AuthPoint makes implementing MFA simple for the organization and its employees. Hint: There's an app for that.

Read a recent article on the subject by Alexandre here: https://www.securityinfowatch.com/cybersecurity/information-security/breach-detection/article/21229613/how-hackers-bypass-mfa-and-ways-to-stop-them.

And find WatchGuard AuthPoint here: https://www.firewalls.com/brands/watchguard/cloud-security/watchguard-authpoint.html.

In headlines, we discuss a Robinhood data theft, a discovery of breaches across key sectors, and an international ransomware bust.

See the stories:

Robinhood security breach compromised data of 7 million users

https://www.engadget.com/robinhood-users-compromised-security-breach-063802932.html 

Hackers have breached organizations in defense and other sensitive sectors, security firm says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/07/politics/hackers-defense-contractors-energy-health-care-nsa/index.html

Ransomware crackdown spreads in U.S., Europe and Asia

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ransomware-crackdown-spreads-us-europe-asia-rcna4829

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Featured Topic - MFA
Interview - Alexandre Cagnoni, WatchGuard
CyberSecurity Headlines
Story 1 - Robinhood Breach
Story 2 - Key Sectors Get Breached
Story 3 - REvil Ransomware Bust
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