You’ve probably heard that Facebook has had a security breach. According to Facebook, the accounts of 50 million users have been compromised. That is just 5% of Facebook’s user base. But the Facebook breach is actually a much bigger deal than 50 million accounts being hacked.
How many of us use Facebook or Google to log into other websites? It’s very convenient, if you are logged into Facebook, you can automatically be logged in to sites like Salesforce.com, Gmail, etc.
The Facebook security breach has theoretically compromised the accounts on those sites where users were using Facebook for their login.
It is not just the auto-login that creates exposure. How many of your users do you think have the same login username and/or password for Facebook as they use for their work-related network? The bad guys have the Facebook account – they know where you work. The Facebook breach is serious stuff.
IT professionals need to think about how users get into the network and other SaaS-based applications. If they are using a standard username and password solution, you are exposed. Even strong passwords can be hacked in minutes using hacker dictionaries that replace letters with numbers or special characters. How many people have their password as “p@55w0rd” thinking they are safe?
Dual-factor authentication is our best defense against password compromises. There are multiple options to protect your organization while supporting productivity and the user experience. ARG can help you navigate the options based on your organizational needs to find the right choice to protect your business at the right price point.