Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) is one of the many tools available to you to protect yourself from identity theft and compromised credentials.
The principle behind MFA is simple: a service verifies your identity against a known quantity (cell phone, landline, alternative email) before you are able to log into your account. You are probably familiar with this concept through the services you already use online everyday – Amazon will send an MFA email to you when you attempt to log on through a new device, Google may text you a code to check that it’s really you trying to change your password.
This simple tool is one of the very best ways to ensure that nobody can access your important business accounts except the authorized users.
Microsoft Office 365 has announced that as of August 2020 it is going to be mandatory for all Office 365 users to have working Multi Factor Authentication to log into their Office 365 accounts. Microsoft is providing a free authentication service that can be installed as an app on your computer or cellphone so that all user logins can be immediately verified with a few simple clicks.
At PMCS all of our technicians have been trained to help you with this simple process and are available to assist with getting your users ready to use MFA well before the August deadline.
Please call today to schedule an appointment for one of our technicians to activate MFA for your Office 365 and keep your business safe.