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Two-Factor Authentication For Sage Accounts

Enhancing security for UK businesses ...


Posted by Alison Mead on 18/03/2024 @ 8:00AM

Sage is a trusted software provider for businesses in the UK, and it recently announced the implementation of two-factor authentication to enhance protection against cyber threats and safeguard sensitive data ...

With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks, this move by Sage is a proactive step!

With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks, this move by Sage is a proactive step!

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Two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, is an additional layer of security that requires users to provide two forms of identification to access their accounts. This usually involves a password and a unique code sent to the user's phone or email.

"2FA adds an extra level of protection!"

It requires something the user knows (password) and something they have (phone or email) to log in. With 2FA, even if a hacker manages to obtain a user's password, they will not be able to access the account without the second form of identification.

The implementation of two-factor authentication by Sage is a significant step in the right direction for UK businesses. Cyber attacks have become increasingly common and sophisticated, and businesses of all sizes are at risk.

In fact, a recent report by the UK government found that 46% of businesses have experienced a cyber attack or breach in the past 12 months. These attacks not only pose a threat to sensitive data, but also disrupt business operations and damage a company's reputation!

With two-factor authentication, businesses using Sage software can now have peace of mind knowing that their data is secure. This added layer of security will make it significantly harder for hackers to access sensitive information, reducing the risk of a data breach. It also ensures that even if an employee's password is compromised, the hacker will not be able to gain access to the company's data.

Moreover, the implementation of two-factor authentication aligns with the UK government's Cyber Essentials scheme. This scheme is designed to help businesses protect themselves against common online threats and is a requirement for companies bidding for government contracts that involve handling sensitive data. By implementing 2FA, Sage is not only protecting their clients, but also helping them comply with government regulations.

In addition to enhancing security, two-factor authentication also offers convenience for businesses. With more employees working remotely and accessing company data from various devices, the risk of a data breach increases. However, with 2FA, even if an employee's device is lost or stolen, the hacker will not be able to access the account without the second form of identification. This feature also eliminates the need for employees to remember complex passwords, making it easier for them to access their accounts.

Sage's implementation of two-factor authentication is a testament to their commitment to providing their clients with the best security measures. This move also highlights the importance of staying proactive in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats. With the rise of remote work and the increasing use of digital platforms, it is crucial for businesses to prioritise cybersecurity and take necessary measures to protect their data.

"The introduction of two-factor authentication by Sage is significant!"

As cyber-attacks continue to pose a threat to businesses, it is crucial for companies to stay proactive and implement necessary security measures. With two-factor authentication, Sage is setting a standard for other software providers to follow.

We can all benefit from this added layer of security.

Until next time ...



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About Alison Mead ...


Alison loves bookkeeping and supporting bookkeepers. She has been helping clients to be better bookkeepers in Sage 50 for over 24 years and has been Xero Accredited in accounts and payroll for a number of years too.

She specialises in a very unique hand-holding method of training, helping bookkeepers and business owners to use their accounts software as and when they need support in setting up and producing their invoices, reports and financial information.

Alison combines her role at Silicon Bullet with her Forever Living network marketing businesses and is often to be seen at business networking meetings as she likes to keep busy.

You know what they say: if you want something done well ask a busy person!


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