To 2FA or not to 2FA
Hackers are hungry for your passwords.
That’s the message from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) when reporting that one in three data breaches last quarter were caused by compromised credentials, i.e. log-in information and passwords used to gain unauthorised access.
It’s a timely reminder that protecting passwords involves careful choice and making them difficult to guess – and more, such as monitoring emails for messages requesting password changes.
Technology can also help make your business more secure. Process automation – a capability that’s central to the value proposition of tramada® – removes many manual tasks and reduces the risk of human error.
The system itself features strict controls and protocols that are regularly tested and improved. It’s also Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)-compliant, including password management and access restriction by IP address or range, while its software code adheres to Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) guidelines, the de-facto standard for software security best practice.
Another tramada strength is two-factor authentication (2FA). Similar to your ATM card, which is a 2FA method comprised of the card and your pin, it involves a six-digit code delivered by SMS or email that’s required to log into the system.
We offer 2FA to users as an option, but for clients who share our passion for security, to 2FA or not to 2FA isn’t a choice – it’s a no-brainer.