Sometimes a password is not enough to secure your information, this becomes more paramount with the increasing number of systems and services being made available over the Internet.
Your authentication mechanism is the gatekeeper to your data and if this is poor no matter how well encrypted the storage and transmission of it is there remains a fundamental risk.
Consider implementing a multi-factor authentication mechanism, which includes at least two of the following:
- Something you know (password or pin)
- Something you have (smartcard, token or phone)
- Something you are (biometric fingerprint or iris scanner)