Important Announcement: Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Implementation

  • Thursday, 14th September, 2023
  • 21:25pm

Dear Valued Gopsco Inc. Clients and Partners,

 

We hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. We are writing to inform you of a significant security enhancement at Gopsco Inc. that we believe is crucial for safeguarding your sensitive information and ensuring the utmost protection for your digital assets.

 

**Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Why It Matters**

 

In today's digital landscape, where the cyber threat landscape is continually evolving, ensuring the security of your online accounts and systems is of paramount importance. As your trusted technology partner, Gopsco Inc. is committed to proactively implementing measures that enhance your cybersecurity posture.

 

To that end, we are thrilled to announce that we have made Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) mandatory for all our clients and partners using our services. This change is being implement after piloting the 2FA for the past few months and we are confident that you will find this a necessary and valuable change. Here's why this matters:

 

1. **Enhanced Security:** 2FA provides an additional layer of security beyond just a username and password. It requires users to provide a second form of verification, typically something they have (like a smartphone or hardware token) or something they are (biometrics like fingerprints or facial recognition). This greatly reduces the risk of unauthorized access, even if login credentials are compromised.

 

2. **Protection from Unauthorized Access:** With 2FA in place, even if your login credentials are stolen or leaked, malicious actors would still need access to your secondary authentication method, making it significantly more challenging for them to gain unauthorized access to your accounts and data.

 

3. **Mitigation of Common Threats:** 2FA helps mitigate common threats such as phishing attacks, credential stuffing, and brute force attacks. Even if an attacker somehow obtains your username and password, they would still be unable to access your account without the secondary authentication method.

 

4. **Compliance and Best Practices:** Many industry regulations and best practices now recommend or require the use of 2FA for securing sensitive data. By implementing 2FA, you demonstrate your commitment to compliance and a robust security posture.

 

**How to Enable 2FA:**

 

We have streamlined the process of enabling 2FA to make it as convenient as possible for you. The next time you login, the system will automatically prompt you to setup 2FA. Alternatively, to set up Two-Factor Authentication on your client account, please follow these steps:

 

1. From the Client Area, navigate to **Hello, [Your Name]** > **Security Settings**.

2. Click **Click here to Enable**.

3. Select **Time Based Tokens**.

4. Click **Get Started**.

Select the Two Factor Auth Service

5. Scan the QR code with an authenticator app such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator or Duo Mobile. We love Duo Mobile.

6. Enter the 6-digit code generated by the authenticator app.

Scan the QR Code with your app and enter the authentication code

7. Click **Submit**.

8. Record the Backup Code in a safe place.

9. Click **Close**.

Take a note of the Backup Code

Two-Factor Authentication is now set up for your client account and will be required whenever you log in in the future.

 

For additional guidance or assistance with enabling 2FA, our dedicated technical support team is available to assist you.

 

**Your Partner in Cybersecurity:**

 

At Gopsco Inc., we take cybersecurity seriously, and this mandatory 2FA implementation is just one of many steps we are taking to protect your valuable data and digital assets. We are committed to staying ahead of emerging threats and providing you with the highest level of security possible.

 

Thank you for choosing Gopsco Inc. as your technology partner. Your trust is our driving force, and we look forward to continuing to serve you with the utmost dedication to your security and success.

 

Sincerely,

Vinita Duniphin
CEO
Gopsco Inc.

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