Advances in technology have led to the creation of multiple data security methods that help organizations secure sensitive data from the prying hands of attackers. Of these, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most important security measures adopted by organizations.

MFA secures machines, networks, and resources from credential-based attacks. It uses authentication methods like time-based one-time-passcodes and biometrics along with the default username and password-based authentication method. With sensitive data increasingly becoming one of the prime targets for cyberattacks, implementing MFA has become essential.

Attackers have shifted their focus to MFA

Advances in technology have also helped attackers come up with more sophisticated methods to hack into systems and applications and even circumvent MFA. Attackers exploit the technical loopholes present in the MFA solution or use social engineering to manipulate end users into giving up information pertaining to MFA, like answers to security questions.

Check out our e-book to learn more about MFA hacks and how to protect against them by using an effective MFA solution.

Steering away from MFA is not the solution

Although MFA has become prone to attack mechanisms like injection and brute-force attacks, its advantages still make it a much-needed security measure. According to Microsoft, MFA renders 99.9 percent of account compromise attacks useless.

For organizations that need to comply with regulatory standards like the GDPR and HIPAA, implementing MFA is mandatory, highlighting the importance of adopting MFA. To improve their security postures, organizations need to implement strategies that thwart MFA circumvention. In its cybersecurity bulletin, the FBI has recommended two such countermeasures that organizations should implement to thwart MFA hacks.

To help you understand more about MFA hacks and how to prevent them, we’ve drafted an e-book to walk you through the countermeasures suggested by the FBI and teach you how to implement them using ADSelfService Plus. Download the e-book for free here.

ADSelfService Plus, a self-service password management and MFA solution, lets you implement MFA in your organization to secure machine and VPN logins, self-service domain password and account actions, and enterprise application logins. ADSelfService Plus also provides options to implement the MFA mitigation strategies suggested by the FBI.