Two-Factor Authentication – Protect your Office 365 Account

You’ve probably heard the term Two Factor Authentication (sometimes referred to as Multi-Factor Authentication).
You may have even been urged to implement it on your Office 365 Tenant.
But what is it and why is it so important?  

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) works by linking your mobile to your Microsoft Account. When you log in, a verification code is sent to your mobile, to input as a second step when logging in.

A new code is needed when you sign into a new device, or after you change your password.  

Why should I implement 2FA? 

Two-Factor Authentication is an effective way to protect your Microsoft Account from phishing attacks*. Of course, this doesn’t eliminate the risk. However, in conjunction with other security measures, such as Email Filtering, the risk is minimised significantly.  

We strongly advise our customers to set up Two-Factor Authentication for their Office 365 accounts, adding an extra layer of protection for important files and data. 

Is logging in with Two- Factor Authentication complicated? 

It’s easy!

Step 1: Just log into your account as normal by entering your password. 

Two Factor Authentication process step 1

Step 2: Before you can access your account, you will be asked to enter a 6-digit code, that will have been sent to your mobile. 

Two factor Authentication process step 2

You can now access your account, email, files, and data as normal. It’s as simple as that! 

Haven’t got Two-Factor Authentication? Get in touch with the team to get started. 

*(a type of cyber-attack used to gain personal information, such as passwords)