MFA is better than passwords... Right? | Cybersecurity Sessions #8 with Roger Grimes

MFA is better than passwords... Right? | Cybersecurity Sessions #8 with Roger Grimes

Jun 9, 2022

We’re told that multi-factor authentication is more secure than passwords, but in truth most MFA is susceptible to the same old threats, such as phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks. In fact, the widely championed advice to “use MFA, any MFA” could lead to a false sense of security and even more data breaches.

In this episode, Andy sits down with Roger Grimes (Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4) to find out why MFA is vulnerable to exploitation, whether some MFAs are better than others, and what the future of secure authentication might look like.

Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4
Roger is a 34-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications, and an award-winning author of 13 books and over 1,000 magazine articles on computer security. He was the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSO magazines from 2005-2019.

Key points
❓ What is multi-factor authentication and how has it changed over time?
❓ Is MFA more secure than passwords, and how can it be bypassed?
❓ Are some forms of MFA more secure than others?
❓ What does the future of user authentication look like?

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