Two-factor authentication is an IT security best practice that provides an extra layer of protection for system access. It is a highly advisable security measure, but our annual survey of IT management best practices shows that not enough companies use it formally and consistently. This report begins with a brief explanation of two-factor authentication. We next study two-factor authentication adoption and practice levels, examining those by organization size and sector. We conclude with best-practice recommendations. (16 pp., 6 fig.)
Two-Factor Authentication Adoption and Best Practices 2020
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