5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cyber Threats

Technological advancements have become increasingly more robust, making the digital landscape even easier to manipulate. Not taking security and privacy seriously enough could cost you. Here are five ways with explainer videos, featuring Microsoft solutions, to protect your personal and professional data from cyber threats. 

1. Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

MFA is one of the most effective, yet under-utilized security measures for organizations and individuals. The vast majority of breaches begin with compromised passwords—they are the single weakest link in most security strategies. This is why MFA can be so valuable. Microsoft says that MFA can prevent 99.9% of all automated cyberattacks, when properly implemented. 

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides another layer of security by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods: Something you know (typically a password), Something you have (a trusted device that is not easily duplicated, like a phone), Something you are (biometrics).

To make accounts more secure, it is important to have multi-step sign-in process. Your sign-in is one factor ­­- something that you know. A second factor is something that is unique to you such as your phone, the swipe of your finger or face recognition… 

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