The protection that passwords alone offer your enterprise data is weak at best. When choosing a cloud computing service, security should be a primary consideration. Ric Messier explains how multi-factor authentication protects cloud-stored data from attacks and offers some tips on which services currently offer this feature. In this video, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the different types of authentication factors.
  • Describe multi-factor authentication and its implementation.
  • Explain the importance of multi-factor authentication in protecting information.

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Ric Messier is an author, consultant, and educator who holds GCIH, GSEC, CEH, and CISSP certifications, and has published several books on information security and digital forensics. With decades of experience in information technology and information security, Ric has held the varied roles of programmer, system administrator, network engineer, security engineering manager, VoIP engineer, consultant, and professor. He is currently a Director for Cyber Academic Programs at Circadence and was formerly the Program Director for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Champlain College.

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