IAM, Multifactor Authentication, and Single Sign-On Explained
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the secure way for your organization’s users to login. Instead of just using a vulnerable password, users utilize their phones or a small token to validate logins. More and more, compliance requirements are highlighting the extreme importance of properly implementing MFA procedures around all logins.
Single Sign-On (SSO) works with MFA to enable a system in which users login with their username, password, and MFA system only once and they have access to all of their apps. SSO is more secure, easy to use, and completely headache-free.
The Importance of Identity Management
Identity Access Management (IAM) is critical. Again and again, our cyber incident response team is contacted for wire fraud, account compromise, or total network outages that could have been prevented by additional protection around user accounts.
Questions You Should be Asking
- Do you ever worry about a former employee having access?
- What problems could be caused by inappropriate access to systems and information?
- How are you mitigating risks as new mobile apps and cloud services are launched?
- Could a phishing attack on a client introduce risk of breach or compliance failure?
- Do users have the possibility of reusing their passwords for company accounts?
Layered Account Defense
MFA is a security system that verifies a user's identity by requiring multiple credentials; for example, fingerprints or a generated code, rather than simply asking for a username and password.
The latest MFA solutions even use context and behavior to authenticate - and are a very effective way to provide enhanced security.
Cyber Insurance Compliance
Cyber Insurance providers now require MFA for most policies. By utilizing modern IAM solutions you can meet these requirements and guarantee the latest account security practices.
Incident Prevention Services
Scarlett Cybersecurity Solution Engineers do not follow a “one size fits all” approach to security. Our team ensures that all variables are accounted for before recommending services.
Whether we are working as an augmentation to current cybersecurity staff or as the sole cybersecurity provider, we only suggest solutions we believe will measurably benefit your organization.
We specialize in a specific set of incident prevention techniques and tools that we have found to provide the greatest value and effectiveness for our clients.
See the checklist below for a sampling of the services we provide:
- Cybersecurity Awareness Training
- Cybersecurity Assessments/Audits
- Managed Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus Services
- Managed Patching Services
- Managed Firewall/Network Security Services
- Virtual Chief Information Security Officer Consultation Services (vCISO)
- Application Whitelisting Solutions
- User Application Control
- DNS Traffic Filtering and Security
- Web Application Security
- Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
Not sure about a term or tool? Check out our Cybersecurity Terms and Definitions Page for more information!