Protecting your password enabled applications.

Lugo strongly advises that users who access online applications, in particular those that require a username and password, also use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

This would generally relate to applications such as Microsoft365 for example when gaining access to email or to other business critical applications.

Compromised email account information is one of the most commonly seen cyber security breaches. Once compromised your emails can be monitored by cyber criminals and even used for targeted phishing attacks against your contacts.

Such attacks can also badly affect the reputation of your business and damage your reputation with your clients.

MFA is one of the best forms of defence against your email username and password being stolen, in fact it would protect you from 98% of such cyber attacks.

In its simplest form after you have entered your username and password you cannot access your account until you receive a security code. This would normally be sent to a registered mobile phone number as a sequence of numbers.

Once you have entered the code you will get access to your account.

With increasing data protection regulation across sectors such as Housing Associations and Accountancy Lugo’s advice is that if you don’t have MFA enabled then, you really should.