Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities affecting both our personal and professional lives. The Registrar of National Day Calendar has designated the first Thursday of May of each year as “World Password Day” to promote better password habits.
However, it is well known fact that people are notoriously bad at setting passwords leaving their data exposed to vulnerability and threat from third-parties. Layering up passwords with features tools like “multi-factor authentication” (also known as two-factor authentication) provides an additional layer of protection beyond your password. This additional layer provides a much better and secure way of authenticating a user to any application. This extra step to your login process gives a powerful protection against cyber-crimes like identity theft and social media account hijacking.
IAM solutions like Password Management and Single Sign-On provide multi-factor authentication features like SMS OTP, email OTP, soft token, fingerprint ID, etc. Such solutions enable users to have a seamless single sign-on experience with more powerful password management benefits.
Think about it…and then ask yourself…why aren’t we doing this?