Cybersecurity tip: Multi-factor authentication

Cybersecurity must be a major part of an organization’s business plan and strategy, no matter its size. It is one of the most critical areas of focus for financial institutions in particular. There are simple steps that credit unions can take to improve its cyber posture.

Tip #1: Enable Multi-Factor Authentication

It only takes a few extra seconds, but can significantly reduce your chances of a successful cyber attack. You need more than a password to protect your online accounts, and enabling MFA makes you significantly less likely to get hacked.

The National Cybersecurity Alliance agrees: “Always enable multi-factor authentication. Also known as two-factor authentication and two-step verification. No matter what you call it, multi-factor authentication, or MFA, is a security measure that requires anyone logging into an account to navigate a two-step process to prove their identity. It makes it twice as hard for criminals to access an online account.”


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