5 Reasons Why You Should Enable 2FA on ACE360

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    In today’s digital landscape, securing sensitive information and managing user access effectively is paramount. ACE360, leading the way as the UK’s top EPA Management solution, offers a robust platform for managing apprenticeship assessments. However, to ensure the highest level of security and user access management, enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on ACE360 is essential. Cyber & Fraud Centre Scotland define this nicely as ‘a method of authentication that provides a second step to confirming the identity of a user’. 

    Here are five reasons why we recommend this approach to all users on ACE360:

    Enhanced Security Shield

    Implementing 2FA on ACE360 adds an extra layer of security beyond the traditional username and password. With 2FA, users are required to provide a second form of verification, in the form of a unique code sent to their mobile device, in addition to their login credentials. This significantly reduces the risk of unauthorised access, as even if login credentials are compromised, hackers would still need access to the second factor to gain entry.

    Mitigation of Credential Theft

    In today’s digital landscape, credential theft is a prevalent threat. Cybercriminals often employ tactics like phishing attacks or brute-force attacks to obtain login credentials. By enabling 2FA on ACE360, even if login credentials are stolen, unauthorised access is thwarted unless the attacker also possesses the secondary authentication factor.

    Strengthened Compliance Measures

    Many industries, including education and apprenticeship management, are subject to stringent data protection regulations and compliance standards to protect learners’ data. By implementing 2FA on ACE360, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to data security and compliance. 2FA adds an additional safeguard to sensitive apprenticeship assessment data, helping organisations adhere to regulatory requirements in the UK and beyond, which are only set the become more stringent as time goes on.

    Safeguarding Against Insider Threats

    Insider threats, whether intentional or accidental, pose significant risks to organisational data security. Enabling 2FA on ACE360 helps mitigate these risks by ensuring that access to sensitive assessment data is granted only to authorised individuals, even if their primary credentials are compromised. This added layer of security minimises the likelihood of insider abuse or data breaches originating from within the organisation.

    User-Friendly Authentication Process

    Despite its advanced security benefits, 2FA does not compromise user experience. ACE360’s implementation of 2FA is straightforward but effective, ensuring convenience for ACE360 users while significantly enhancing the security posture of the platform. Users can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their learners’ data is protected without experiencing overly complex methods of authenticating identity. 

    In Conclusion…

    In conclusion, enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on ACE360 is a prudent decision for organisations seeking to bolster security and enhance user access management. With its ability to provide an additional layer of defence against unauthorised access, mitigate credential theft, strengthen compliance measures, safeguard against insider threats, and offer a user-friendly authentication process, 2FA on ACE360 is indispensable in today’s cybersecurity landscape. By prioritising security through 2FA implementation, organisations can safeguard sensitive apprenticeship assessment data and maintain trust among stakeholders.

    Learn more about ACE360’s cyber security credentials here.

    This post was written by ACE360

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