There is no doubt that there has been a huge increase in businesses moving their data out of the office and online into cloud based systems such as CRM's.
Cloud based CRM's can give you a massive advantage as it allows you to work from wherever you are, allows your team to collaborate without physical boundaries and gives you peace of mind that your data is safe and secure if anything happened to your office computers.
As more and more businesses move online, we are also seeing more unaware and unprepared businesses getting targeted by hackers. Hackers use a variety of methods to exploit vulnerabilities and cause all sorts of damage and destruction to businesses.
One of the biggest ways that hackers break into systems is by exploiting weak passwords to use a 'brute force' attack to get into an account and either steal information or destroy records. Some hackers do this for fun and some are professionals with political or ideological affiliations that encourage them to destroy businesses.
Dave Mason, the founder of MantisProperty, is a cyber security expert and has over 30 years experience in cyber security. When developing MantisProperty, one of the fundamentals of the system was to ensure that it was 'hacker proof' to protect our client's data. We have a number of very sophisticated anti-hacking systems in place including SQL injection attack proof code, multiple hardware and software firewalls, snapshot backups taken off site every 2 hours, very high level security on access to servers locked down to specific IP addresses and much more. In fact in 2020, we were audited by a 3rd party security consultant who remarked how our level of security in MantisProperty was 'above and beyond' the standard for cloud based apps.
One of the features we also have built into MantisProperty is 2 Factor Authentication (also known as Multi Factor authentication or MFA).
2 factor authentication adds an extra layer of security when logging in so that when you log in, you have to authenticate yourself 2 separate ways. The first is with your username and password and the second is via a special code generated by an authentication app on your phone. This ensures that even if someone has your username and password, they also need to have physical access to your phone to log in.
2 factor authentication can be switched on for your main account user and also for each individual user you set up in your account.
Setting up 2 factor authentication is easy and once set up, you can rest assured that your account has an extra layer of security to prevent against unauthorized access.