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How Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Protects Businesses & Cyber Insurers Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast

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Multifactor authentication (MFA) is fast becoming a requirement for a secure business network. Not only that, it's becoming a requirement for a business to qualify for the added protection of cyber insurance. WatchGuard Technologies Director of Authentication Alexandre Cagnoni takes us through why multi-factor authentication is so important in the current cyber threat landscape for businesses of all sizes. He also explains why cyber insurers consider it vital. And then, he shares how WatchGuard AuthPoint makes implementing MFA simple for the organization and its employees. Hint: There's an app for that.

Read a recent article on the subject by Alexandre here: https://www.securityinfowatch.com/cybersecurity/information-security/breach-detection/article/21229613/how-hackers-bypass-mfa-and-ways-to-stop-them.

And find WatchGuard AuthPoint here: https://www.firewalls.com/brands/watchguard/cloud-security/watchguard-authpoint.html.

In headlines, we discuss a Robinhood data theft, a discovery of breaches across key sectors, and an international ransomware bust.

See the stories:

Robinhood security breach compromised data of 7 million users
https://www.engadget.com/robinhood-users-compromised-security-breach-063802932.html 

Hackers have breached organizations in defense and other sensitive sectors, security firm says
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/07/politics/hackers-defense-contractors-energy-health-care-nsa/index.html

Ransomware crackdown spreads in U.S., Europe and Asia
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ransomware-crackdown-spreads-us-europe-asia-rcna4829

Get info on all things network security through our blog, https://firewalls.com/blog.
And please do reach out, as we want to hear from you. Suggest an episode topic, ask a question, or just say hi in a review, or by emailing podcast@firewalls.com. New episodes are normally released every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.
Thanks for listening!

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is fast becoming a requirement for a secure business network. Not only that, it's becoming a requirement for a business to qualify for the added protection of cyber insurance. WatchGuard Technologies Director of Authentication Alexandre Cagnoni takes us through why multi-factor authentication is so important in the current cyber threat landscape for businesses of all sizes. He also explains why cyber insurers consider it vital. And then, he shares how WatchGuard AuthPoint makes implementing MFA simple for the organization and its employees. Hint: There's an app for that.

Read a recent article on the subject by Alexandre here: https://www.securityinfowatch.com/cybersecurity/information-security/breach-detection/article/21229613/how-hackers-bypass-mfa-and-ways-to-stop-them.

And find WatchGuard AuthPoint here: https://www.firewalls.com/brands/watchguard/cloud-security/watchguard-authpoint.html.

In headlines, we discuss a Robinhood data theft, a discovery of breaches across key sectors, and an international ransomware bust.

See the stories:

Robinhood security breach compromised data of 7 million users
https://www.engadget.com/robinhood-users-compromised-security-breach-063802932.html 

Hackers have breached organizations in defense and other sensitive sectors, security firm says
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/07/politics/hackers-defense-contractors-energy-health-care-nsa/index.html

Ransomware crackdown spreads in U.S., Europe and Asia
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ransomware-crackdown-spreads-us-europe-asia-rcna4829

Get info on all things network security through our blog, https://firewalls.com/blog.
And please do reach out, as we want to hear from you. Suggest an episode topic, ask a question, or just say hi in a review, or by emailing podcast@firewalls.com. New episodes are normally released every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.
Thanks for listening!

40 Min.