FINRA Enhanced Security Features for Super Account Administrators (SAAs) and Account Administrators (AAs)
FINRA recently deployed a new security feature for users of the Web CRD and IARD systems which is being rolled out to firms in phases over the next several months. FINRA is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) which will add an additional layer of security for Super Account Administrators (SAAs) and Account Administrators (AAs) verifying their identity. In addition to your existing user name and password, you will now be required to provide a second method of authentication using one of the following methods:
- Mobile application;
- Test message; or
- Phone call
Your SAA will receive an email notification from FINRA prior to the rollout phase in which your firm is included. To assist you in preparing for this change, SAAs and AAs should install the Duo Mobile app on their mobile device to allow for MFA.