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Have tech companies taken two-factor authentication too far?

I have tried to introduce 2FA in every business I’ve worked with. Not always successfully as users (especially execs) don’t like the extra effort…:


End users have long expressed resistance to adopting 2FA. An August 2018 survey found that 63% of IT decision makers faced significant resistance from employees when they try to implement a multi-factor authentication protocol for accessing cloud computing services.

Multi-factor authentication does provide more security for enterprise applications, as the additional factors are ideally harder to spoof than traditional passwords. Businesses shouldn’t give in to employee pressures to get rid of this additional security measure; however, tech companies should take note of how resistant employees are to these measures when devising new ones in the future.


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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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