With the world experiencing a pandemic, companies and organisations have been forced into a situation whereby staff are being expected, where they can, to work remotely. The acceleration of this motion has not given IT security management the opportunity to be best prepared for this.
As we sit at home and log on to our work platforms through our own or work devices, it’s been a daily struggle to logon to the VPN and not being able to connect yet, emails from IT department and departmental heads keep mentioning that we are tightening the security measures. All of this begs a question, why have our IT departments not put the correct cybersecurity policies in place to protect the organisations IT infrastructure? Companies need secure systems that protect against cyberattacks, support staff and keep businesses productive and consistent. CEOs, CISOs and even board members need to discuss best practices that must be put in place to mitigate risk and secure their companies. Understanding the need of the hour, Authlogics can install their end-to-end authentication solution which will secure the logon process and prevent the risk of using weak, vulnerable and non-compliant passwords.
How do you ensure your company is safe when your staff are working from home?
It all starts with everyone logging on and what does everyone do to gain access and prove their identity – typically they use a password. This information is one of the biggest assets to a cybercriminal and optimises their opportunities to access your IT infrastructure. Passwords need to be managed properly and password policies need to be updated.
Compliance is key for many industries and our Password Breach Database holds a large compilation of over 2 billion credentials that have been previously breached. These include over 520 million unique clear text passwords. We use our database to ensure none of our customers use previously breached passwords to help them comply with current industry best practices and prevent unnecessary attacks.
Is my organisation safe from being hacked?
A password is one form of security to protect your data, however, you can also add extra layers of authentication to give hackers a brick wall to break down rather than a wooden fence.
Multi-Factor Authentication can be implemented in addition to, or in place of passwords. If your MFA doesn’t replace passwords, then password security is still very important and should not be overlooked.
Staff using their own devices will store more apps and data on a personal piece of IT equipment exposing themselves more risk and being more susceptible to phishing attacks and credential stuffing. With the high volume of fake news emails surfacing around the Coronavirus and an increased demand for socialising online, no doubt staff have been intrigued or are using different platforms to connect with both colleagues and family. These avenues are proving extremely risky.
How does a helpdesk work efficiently when no one is in the office?
When staff can’t engage with the IT department on the 2nd floor, they need to find a way to reset passwords and unlock accounts when the helpdesk can’t be called. Having a self-service capability is critical to allow users to perform these common tasks themselves at any time and from anywhere. Authlogics solutions have a User Self-Service Portal built-in, which allows staff to reset their passwords and unlock their windows themselves. They can also manage other features like adding a new mobile or enrol a mobile for multifactor authentication. This would help reduce up to 40% of the cost of the helpdesk.
Our solutions can be installed on-premises or hosted in the cloud and quickly integrates with common applications. Users can self-enroll a variety of Multi-Factor token types (up to 10 each) or utilise the deviceless OTC technology for instant deployment.
Is this the way forward for new working environments?
Life will change as workforces emerge from lockdowns, self-isolation and quarantine. We have had to adapt to different ways of working and the future will nurture these changes. Authlogics can set you and your staff up for the future providing a secure solution. Our pioneering Passwordless and Deviceless OTP solutions are providing companies with a unique and cost-effective alternative to traditional authentication methods especially during a time when quick to deploy and secure remote access is required more than ever.
Authlogics delivers award-winning IT solutions for password management and replacement as well as Multi-Factor Authentication technologies. The Authlogics Authentication Suite provides a dynamic passwordless login experience for end-users. Contact our sales team to find out more about how you can go Password-less and sleep better at night time!