The Cyber Toolkit to Boost the Agility of Your Cyber Security Strategy
The European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) is a yearly event in October, initiated by the European Network for Information Security (ENISA) and coordinated by the French National Agency for Security and Information Technology (ANSSI). This year, inWebo shares with you a special “Cyber Toolkit” with tools and best practices to protect against cyber threats while improving the UX (user experience).
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How to protect against security breaches with multi-factor authentication
In order to better understand how multifactor authentication (MFA) secures access and therefore the data stored behind these accesses, let’s first look at how these types of cyber-attacks occur.
The attacker fools the user and points them to a fake web page in order to collect their credentials (login + password)
Deviceless MFA is the most reliable token to protect against phishing attacks. It verifies that the trusted device (token) is used with a legitimate application.
The attacker takes advantage of the fact that people often use the same credentials and uses the previously stolen username/password combinations to access other accounts and applications.
Passwordless MFA removes the risk of password vulnerability.
The attacker intercepts the user’s communication with an application (e.g. by spoofing a Wi-Fi network) to collect it’s login information.
A native “2FA” (two-factor)solution prevents MITM attacks by using a token in addition to the knowledge factor.
Brute force attacks
Whenever an attacker tries to get the derivation key of the password using a specific program or through an exhaustive search (dictionary attacks for example).
Strong authentication (MFA) generates a ” OTP ” (one time password). This means that once a user has logged in with it, it cannot be reused.
How to benchmark your MFA solution and with which other cyber defence solutions you should combine it
Not all MFA solutions are equal. Some key features need to be taken into account when evaluating them. Besides, MFA can be combined with a range of tools and solutions, which all have a specific role to play in the protection of your infrastructure.
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