10 reasons to implement two-factor authentication (2FA) today

It is time to say goodbye to passwords and implement two-factor authentication (2FA) instead. Daniel Hjort, business developer at identity and security company Nexus Group, summarizes why.

  1. Login with username and a static password is not secure.
  2. New regulations, most notably the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), demand more secure authentication methods than a username and a static password. Read blog post Passwords + GDPR = big risk of non-compliance
  3. Organizations cannot digitize their operations fully using username and a static password as authentication method.
  4. The end users demand more convenient authentication methods than passwords.
  5. Organizations cannot afford to risk the immense damages that leaked passwords could entail.
  6. With the work force becoming mobile and applications moving to the cloud, you can no longer rely on physical access protection to secure your digital information.
  7. 2FA methods have become user friendly.
  8. 2FA methods have become easy to implement, even for the mobile workforce.
  9. The costs for administration of passwords and leaked passwords have gone up.
  10. The cost of 2FA methods has gone down.

Published 18/4 2017