Business Management

Using Multifactor Authentication to Authorize Mainframe Access

Provided by Micro Focus

Category Business Management

Type White Paper

Length 4

Publish Date February 27 2018

Date posted February 27 2018


Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the risks associated with single-factor authentication for online transactions. “Verizon’s 2013 data breach report, which pointed the finger at single-factor authentication as a primary culprit in security spills, reported that 76 percent of network intrusions in 2012 exploited weak or stolen credentials.” MFA can reverse this costly problem, making electronic payments as quick and reliable as cash payments. The proliferation of new government regulations, such as HIPAA, is also driving MFA adoption. On March 26, 2013, new U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services rules went into effect. These rules extended HIPAA security and privacy requirements to business associates—including contractors, vendors, and service providers—who perform services on behalf of a health care provider or who provide solutions that integrate with medical or patient data. With hefty fines for noncompliance, many organizations are moving to MFA

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