October is Cyber Security Awareness month. At Novi Wealth Partners protecting your data and account information is very important to us. To increase internet security, we will be activating dual-factor authentication for the Novi Wealth portal. It will take effect October 1, 2020.
What this means to you and how it will affect your experience:
If dual-factor authentication is already enabled for your portal, no action is needed.
If dual-factor authentication is not enabled, the first time you log in after September 30, 2020 you will be asked to verify your security challenge questions and then be given the opportunity to add a phone number and the choice of either receiving a text or a call with your secure access code. This extra step will provide additional security for your data. If you prefer, you will also be given the opportunity to opt out of dual-factor authentication.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of dual-factor (DFA), also referred to as multi-factor (MFA), authentication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Click here to learn more about the benefits of having good password hygiene from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
At Novi Wealth Partners we participate in a firm-wide annual cyber security training session. Now, you can join us and watch our 2020 training session presented by our IT partner Alpine Business Systems.
Click here to view on YouTube
Feel free to watch the entire 30-minute presentation, or skip to these highlights:
Minute 17:00 - Passwords, your single most important defense against cyber crime
Minute 18:22 – Dual-Factor (MFA) protection
Minute 20:18 – Protecting your PII (Personally Identifiable Information)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.