National Cybersecurity Month 2019

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: It’s time strong authentication stops being best practice and becomes standard practice

Date: October 18th 2019 | Author: Rik Merrikin | Topic: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

October is a month of ghouls and ghosts and so it’s fitting that National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is all about highlighting the online frights that await organisations who don’t implement best practice cybersecurity.

At Intercede we’re championing strong authentication as standard this month and have been working with technology partners, including Yubico to raise awareness that strong authentication should become standard practice – and is achievable for organisations of all sizes.

Passwords, one-time passwords (OTPs) and other weak methods of authentication are not secure. Cybercriminals and nation state hackers have numerous phishing scams, social engineering and brute force means to steal data from organisations using weak employee authentication. In fact, more than 80% of data breaches are a result of weak or stolen passwords.

Strong authentication, using cryptographically protected credentials that enable end users to authenticate using two-factor (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) significantly raise the barriers against hackers.

With technology making it simple for end users to adopt 2FA and credential management software such as MyID® Professional making it simple for organisations to issue and lifecycle manage their end users’ credentials, best practice strong authentication is here and more accessible for organisations of all sizes to achieve than ever.

MyID works with YubiKey and a variety of other technologies that deliver secure, seamless employee authentication, contact us now to discover how MyID will help your organisation adopt strong authentication.


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