Tech Tuesday: Multi-Factor Authentication

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Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an authentication method in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to authenticate themselves.  These authentication methods have

been developed to implement basic cyber security as well as prove one's identity prior to having access to information that may be personal and or confidential.  With many services such as USSA, Mailchimp, and various banks already implementing MFA,  it is more important than ever to use this as a work from home employee. 

If you are interested in implementing MFA it is the fastest, easiest, and cheapest thing you can do today to safeguard unauthorized actors the ability to access your data.  Its as easy as opening your Office 365 account, logon, pick your account, go to the admin center, pick active users, and click on multifactor authentication enable.  Although, this appears simple we suggest you read the online deployment guide before you commit. 

Be sure your system is secure by watching Kevin and Harry walk us through MFA.