MFA in a Day: Turn it ON, Lock it DOWN (Recap)

by | Apr 23, 2020 | Security

During these hectic times, hackers and internet risk are on the top of everyone’s mind; but not everyone knows how to protect their network. Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is the simplest, most effective way to prevent a security breach; make sure you have it turned ON. In this webinar, you will learn the risks you run by not using MFA, the features that will keep you protected, and HOW we can help you can turn it ON in one day.

Multi-factor Authentication

So you may be asking yourself, what is MFA and why do I need it? Here’s why: According to Microsoft, “0.5% of Azure Active Directory accounts as used by Office 365 are compromised every month.” To make this easier to digest, Bruce uses a 200-account organizations as an example. For that 200-account organization, if not protected in some way, 1 out of those 200 accounts will be compromised each month. Prompting the question; not IF but WHEN will your organization be victimized by a successful Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack?

The easiest way to avoid this is with Azure Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). Azure MFA leverages your mobile device as your second factor of authentication. We recommend enabling the Push notification rather than phone calls or text messages.

Legacy/Modern Authentication

However, before setting up MFA, you need to setup Modern Authentication. Modern Authentication is the building block that sets up MFA for effective use. You need to enable Modern Authentication for Office 365 and for either Lync, Skype, or Teams, whichever voice conferencing platform you are using. Once you have done this, you can then enable Modern Authentication in Office 365. Once that has been set up, you can then turn on MFA for your users.

MFA-in-a-Day

Turning on Modern Authentication and then MFA can be overwhelming on your own. This is why we have created our MFA-in-a-Day offering. This offering is comprised of 3 phases: Design, Enable, and Verify. These 3 phases allow us to help you understand your environment on a deeper level, turn on Modern Authentication and MFA, then Verify with a small group before launching to your entire network.

If you have any questions, or are ready to get started, feel free to reach out! You can contact us at info@peters.com or give us a call at 630.832.0075

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