One action can defeat 99.9% of account hacks
Your passwords can be easily compromised. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) immediately increases your account security by requiring multiple forms of verification to prove your identity when signing into an application.
As one of the largest cloud services providers, Microsoft sees over 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts every day. MFA helps protect against many types of account attacks.
What is two-step verification?
Two-step verification helps protect you by making it more difficult for someone else to sign in to your account. It uses two different forms of identity: your password, and a contact method (also known as security info). Even if someone else finds your password, they'll be stopped if they don't have access to your security info. This is also why it's important to use different passwords for all your accounts.
If you turn on two-step verification, you’ll get a security code to your email, phone, or authenticator app every time you sign in on a device that isn't trusted.
It works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods:
- Something you know (typically a password)
- Something you have (a trusted device that is not easily duplicated, like a phone)
- Something you are (biometrics)
Passwords aren't enough
With phishing, spoof and spam emails on the rise, there has never been a better time to increase the security of your data.
MFA adds additional steps to the login process for your email and cloud logins, meaning that even if your password is exposed, you can still be safe in the knowledge that your data is secure.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Paradise Computing is committed to ensuring every one of our clients' data is secure and accessible. As part of the Microsoft Partner Program, we are required to use MFA ourselves and are strongly advising our customers to do the same, which we can help you with.
To increase the security of your cloud and email platform, trust Paradise Computing, a Microsoft Gold Partner, to streamline your journey to a more secure future.
Call us on 01604 655900 for more information on MFA and data security