Strengthening Your Online Security Ahead of Possible Russian Cyberattacks

We know that users are constantly advised by cybersecurity firms to enable two- or multi-factor authentication and we finally started to learn the importance of doing so. But now, even the White House is urging all US organizations to take this measure in order to avoid potential cyber threats coming from Russia.

What Is Two-factor or Multi-factor Authentication (2FAMFA)?

As explained by my colleague Dora, two-factor authentication, also called multiple-factor or multiple-step verification, is an authentication mechanism used to double-check that your identity is legitimate.

According to previously reported data from Microsoft, many organizations don’t use it, even when it’s readily available, because they value quick access to data over safety. However, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US government has advised all organizations to enable this essential approach to cybersecurity.

Mandate the use of multi-factor authentication on your systems to make it harder for attackers to get onto your system.


The warning comes after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced last week that they were aware of potential threats to satellite communication (SATCOM) networks in the United States and around the world.

In light of the current

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