Why Have We Introduced Two Factor Authentication (2FA)?
In order to maintain cyber security best practice we will be implementing Two Factor Authentication (2FA) technology for all users when logging into the desktop system. Simply put, this asks users of the system to input a 6-digit access code (delivered via an email or authenticator app) after entering their normal username and password. Users can choose whether the access code is delivered by email or via an app.
Implementing Two Factor Authentication has been driven by guidance provided by the UK National Cyber Security Centre
(NCSC) in order to protect against password theft and the hacking of login details for online systems. In addition, an ever increasing demand for strict cyber security processes from both our customer-base and accreditors means that this technology is now deemed as an essential requirement for safely and securely accessing web based products.