Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity Now Mandates MFA

Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity Now Mandates MFA

With President Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity, the United States has taken decisive action in the war against cybercrime. By mandating the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) and encryption from the ground up, this crucial Executive Order (EO). addresses what is arguably the most vulnerable area in both public and private-sector organizations: password security. Passwords are often the main security measure protecting government agencies and assets, yet over 80% of successful data breaches can be traced back to weak or stolen passwords.

Zero-trust and zero-knowledge password security and encryption is integral to establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. Cybersecurity password solutions must provide IT and security administrators with complete visibility into password practices, enabling them to monitor password use and enforce password security policies such as 2FA – across the entire organization. Fine-grained access controls must allow administrators to set employee permissions based on their roles and responsibilities and monitor the adoption of secure password practices through security audits.

Keeper Security works closely with federal agencies to ensure that they are adopting, enforcing, and managing comprehensive password security policies in line with today’s EO, supported by a password security and encryption solution that integrates seamlessly into their existing data environment, encrypts at the record level and meets the mandate’s requirement for a zero-trust security architecture.