What is TOTP MFA?
Security Boulevard, February 7th, 2020
February 7, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 1

Organizations concerned about identity security need to make multi-factor authentication (MFA) a standard practice for their users

"MFA is one of the most effective security methods for blocking unauthorized account takeovers. There are several types of MFA, but before we talk about TOTP MFA specifically, let's talk about MFA in general and why it's so effective at securing user accounts.

What is MFA?

MFA (also called two-factor authentication or 2FA) is the practice of requiring additional authentication factors beyond the standard username-password combination most authentication mechanisms require. If that credential combo is compromised for any reason, MFA acts as the final barrier between an attacker and their prize: the critical data housed within an organization's network. Since compromised credentials are the leading source of breaches, an additional layer of security through MFA works wonders. In fact, Symantec found that 80% of recent breaches could have been prevented with the addition of MFA..."

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