Protect your business online with two-factor authentication

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Your business is your livelihood so it’s vital to ensure you’re keeping it secure online. There are two simple steps you can take to protect your business accounts from cyber security risks. Best of all, it’s very easy and usually only takes a few minutes to do.

The two easy steps are:

  1. Creating long, strong and unique passwords
  2. Turning on two-factor authentication (2FA) in the account settings.

Turning on two-factor authentication (2FA)

Kiwi businesses are utilising 2FA more than ever to protect their livelihoods. It’s a simple-to-use additional security step that helps keep attackers out of your email accounts, bank accounts, financial systems and your customers’ data. It provides a solid defence for your business from cyber attacks.

You can set up 2FA on most of your online accounts, like your bank, email and social media accounts – start by looking in the account’s security settings. Alternatively, check their website for how to turn it on.

When you’ve set up 2FA and go to log into your account, a code is sent to your phone or provided by an authenticator app. This means even if someone gets hold of your username and password they don’t have the code so they can’t log in – it’s that simple.

Find out more about 2FA.

Creating long, strong and unique passwords

Passwords are particularly easy for attackers to get hold of. They do this by:

  • accessing email addresses and passwords that are leaked online in data breaches
  • buying lists of passwords that are often sold online
  • using software to 'guess' passwords through brute force.

How to create a good password

Hear about how Kiwis are using two steps to keep their businesses secure

Check out how everyday Kiwi businesses are benefiting from taking this simple step. Don’t be an easy target for cyber criminals – set up 2FA today!

    “I think you need to take as many steps as you can to protect your business.”
    Yvette, shop owner
    “2FA has reduced the risk of fraud and losing financial data.”
    Tom, sole trader
    “2FA safeguards the important information we hold and further protects the privacy of our customers.”
    Rawinia, online business
    “2FA is such a simple and easy thing to put in place with a really high security value.”
    Dean, industrial/manufacturing firm 

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    For more tips on increasing your businesses cyber security, read our resources below:

    2FA downloadable resource [PDF, 61 KB] – Use two-factor authentication to protect your accounts | CERT NZ 

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