Tech CEOs: Multi-Factor Authentication Can Prevent 90% of Attacks

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Tech CEOs: Multi-Factor Authentication Can Prevent 90% of Attacks

The use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) could prevent as much as 80–90% of cyber-attacks, according to figures cited by the US national security cyber chief.

Anne Neuberger, who’s deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technologies, said the stat was itself referenced by a number of the tech CEOs who attended a meeting with President Biden last week.

MFA is one of the five key measures that Biden has mandated be rolled out across federal government by November, as part of his executive order on cybersecurity.

Alongside MFA, she urged leadership teams at US organizations to implement four steps ahead of the holiday weekend. The others were strong passwords, prompt patching of all software, a review of incident response plans, and up-to-date backups which are segregated from the corporate network.

Given that the press conference with Neuberger was held on Thursday,

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