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Of course, cybercriminals know this all too well. If they’re successful at breaching one domain, they’ll opportunistically retry those credentials across multiple sites to see where else they might work. They also know if your users are required to create more and more passwords to access applications, old passwords may very well come back into play. So even if their attempts aren’t successful today, they could be tomorrow.
As if cyber threats aren’t enough to contend with, your customers also have higher expectations than ever about their interactions with your organization. Despite an ever-increasing threat landscape, you can’t make your security measures too prohibitive or you’ll face low adoption and high drop-off rates. You could even lose your most loyal customers to a competitor who’s easier to work with.
Given the factors at play, striking a balance between security and experience might seem like a pipe dream. It’s not. You can strengthen security and improve experience with multi-factor authentication (MFA). You know that MFA is a tried and true security method. And modern advancements in MFA remove the friction associated with legacy MFA solutions, while offering more flexibility and control than ever.
To gain a deeper understanding of how MFA works and how you can use it to increase security, let’s explore 5 common vulnerabilities and how MFA protects against them.
How MFA Protects Against 5 Common Vulnerabilities
Defending against cyber threats can seem like an overwhelming endeavor given the number of ways that credentials could be compromised. But many successful credential thefts fall into one of five typical scenarios. And MFA is equipped to deal with all of them.