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SB105 Uses a security key

Security keys are USB keys or dongles that work as an advanced form of multi-factor authentication. Using them makes it very difficult for unauthorized people to gain access to online accounts. https//

Why is it important?

Using a security key is an additional lay of authentication for logins. This will help prevent account compromise and data theft.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Physical Damage

Physical Damage

Physical damage is the damage, destruction or theft of devices and other hardware.

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

Account Compromise

Account Compromise

Account compromise happens when unauthorised people access them.

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