MFA, we hear that a lot and as a technology partner to Senior Living Operators, it’s a part of our daily lives. At the same time, we are aware, that as we are experts in technology, including cybersecurity, its best not to get lost in the lingo. So for all those that asked us to give an insight into MFA – this is for you!
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security process that requires multiple forms of authentication to access an account or system. The purpose of MFA is to provide an extra layer of security beyond just a password, helping to protect against unauthorized access. A novice user should think of MFA as a way of verifying their identity in more than one way.
The most common forms of MFA include something the user knows (such as a password), something the user has (such as a smartphone), and something the user is (such as their fingerprint). When setting up MFA, the user will typically link their account to a device, such as their smartphone, that will receive a unique code each time they need to log into their account. In addition to entering a password, the user will need to enter the code from their device in order to access their account, providing an extra layer of security