Intro to MFA


Let’s take you through an intro to MFA. Otherwise known as multi factor authentication. Or you may have heard of 2FA? Let’s introduce you to MFA.

Hands up if you’re guilty of using the same password twice, trice, lots of times!? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I think the majority of us can hold our hands up to this.

As we all know, it only takes one cracked password to hack your accounts. Cyber security is no doubt on the rise and here at Hub Planner we want to ensure your accounts are secure as possible. This is where we have introduced a number of options for our users to protect their data. We have SSO (Single sign on), Sign in with Google and now MFA (multi factor authentication). Withthe addition of MFA to Hub Planner, we are providing you with additional security against cyber threats.

What is MFA exactly?

To intro you to MFA, otherwise known as Multi Factor Authentication, it requires additional steps to verify your identity prior to accessing your account. You may be using MFA on your personal emails, accessing google, shopping online, and online banking etc. After you enter your initial credentials, Hub planner will then ask you to verify your identity on another device.

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  1. Verifies who you are.
  2. Reduces cyber threats.
  3. Better password hygiene.

Adding MFA will provide you with the much needed protection in turn, cyber criminals will find it more difficult to attempt to access your account. Cyber threats are real, having the right security we believe is critical and it’s something business should not compromise on. Poor password hygiene can lead to an easy hack. By taking an additional step with enabling MFA will give your Hub Planner account much greater security.

What are the best security practices for Hub Planner users? 

MFA_hub_planner_mfa_authentication_code_benefitsA quick into into best security practices using MFA.

  1. Enabling MFA with at least two or more verification factors.  for each employee account is a great way to improve security.
  2. Creating a conditional access policy also allows you to require MFA for every account.
  3. Using single sign-on reduces the number of individual authentication systems, which saves time and is more convenient for your employees.

Regardless how small or how big your Hub Planner account is, it’s critical to ensure you have security processes and best practices in place. A great way to improve security is to enable MFA with 2 or more verification options.

Normally associated with our larger and enterprise accounts, Single Sign On goes that one step further than MFA by enforcing a log on via Azure or Okta for example. In turn, once you have accessed your system securely, it will reduce the requirement for authentication on the included softwares. You can find out more about SSO here

Why is MFA important, an intro?

The importance of MFA lies in the ability to significantly reduce the risk of your MFA_why_use_mfa_hub_plannerHub Planner account being compromised. We also want to protect your account against data breaches and identity theft. In general, by requiring multiple forms of authentication, MFA can prevent many types of attacks, such as phishing, password guessing, and brute-force attacks. MFA is particularly crucial for protecting sensitive information entered into your Hub Planner account, such as financial data, custom fields, client information, and intellectual property. Also, we’re not just speaking about Hub Planner specifically here. Applying an MFA is also recommended for anyone who wants to improve the security of their online accounts and reduce the risk of identity theft. It might take that extra step, but it’s worth it. You’re worth it!

Finished the intro to MFA, and want to read more?

Hopefully that gave you a good intro and insight into MFA. Here are some articles that will help you set up MFA in Hub Planner and everything else MFA. Also, a good read on MFA “Are you guilty of using the same password twice?