KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced a new complimentary tool called the Multi-Factor Authentication Security Assessment (MASA), which provides security professionals with advice on implementing a multi-factor authentication (MFA) strategy as well as practical advice on how to defend against MFA hacks.
According to Deloitte’s Addressing Cyber Threats: Multi-Factor Authentication for Privileged User Accounts report, 48% of cybersecurity breaches are not preventable by strong multi-factor authentication, leaving the MFA open to be hacked.
MASA is a survey-based tool that security professionals use by answering relevant technology questions about how their MFA solution works. MASA then uses those answers to determine that individual’s particular risks. The tool generates a summary report that highlights the specific risks that the particular MFA solution has with best practice information and recommendations on how to better defend the environment.
“Implementing MFA is usually a security improvement over single-factor authentication, however, like any security solution, it’s still hackable,” said Roger Grimes, data-driven defense evangelist, KnowBe4. “This new tool is intended to assist organizations in their overall security program analysis by revealing how MFA can be maliciously hacked in a number of ways. By providing security professionals with this information, we hope to better inform them of the decisions they make when it comes to security.”
This tool was authored by Grimes. He has over 30 years of experience in computer security and has provided risk assessments to some of the world’s largest companies.
For more information on KnowBe4’s Multi-Factor Authentication Security Assessment tool, visit https://www.knowbe4.com/multi-factor-authentication-security-assessment.