Will Biden’s Executive Order force reluctant organizations to adopt multi factor authentication (MFA)?

The executive order says that within 180 days, “agencies shall adopt multifactor authentication and encryption for data at risk.” On the one hand, these are best practices, on the other, if they're not already doing this in these situations, shame on those federal organizations. If they are following these practices already, then why reaffirm it? Perhaps what we really need is more accountability rather than another directive to do something that we all should have been doing already for decades.

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The executive order says that within 180 days, “agencies shall adopt multifactor authentication and encryption for data at risk.” On the one hand, these are best practices, on the other, if they're not already doing this in these situations, shame on those federal organizations. If they are following these practices already, then why reaffirm it? Perhaps what we really need is more accountability rather than another directive to do something that we all should have been doing already for decades.
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