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Aug 19 2019   4:35PM GMT

multifactor authentication (MFA)

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Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user’s identity for a login or other transaction. Continued…

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“The goal of multifactor authentication methods is to increase the difficulty for an adversary to exploit the login process and roam freely around personal or corporate networks and compromise computers to steal confidential information — or worse.” – David Strom

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Multifactor authentication protects businesses from cyberattacks by requiring two or more forms of authentication from the user before allowing access. In this buyer’s guide, explore multifactor authentication methods, use cases and market-leading products before making a final buying decision.

Quick steps to enable AWS multifactor authentication
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The credit union website uses two-factor authentication to protect _____ members.
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