Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication form that contains a layered approach to securing access whereby the system requires a user to present a combination of two or more different authenticators to verify a user’s identity for login. Using MFA protects your account more than just using a username and password. Users who enable MFA are significantly less likely to get hacked, according to Microsoft. Why? Because even if one factor (like your password) becomes compromised, unauthorized users will be unable to meet the second authentication requirement ultimately stopping them from gaining access to your accounts.
For information about MFA , please view guidance on this topic from the following resources:
- Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
- National Institute of Standards and Technology.