At Wilson James, we take security very seriously. As we become increasingly cyber-secure as a business, we are rolling out the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) as one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep you protected online.
As part of our journey on to Microsoft 365 and to better secure your data from external threats, we will be activating MFA across Microsoft 365 on Monday 6 July. This follows a successful MFA pilot programme which we have been running over the last 4 weeks.
MFA – what and why?
MFA is a secure authentication method that requires users to verify their identity by entering two or more pieces of evidence (or “factors”) when they log in. Possible factors include a code generated by an authentication app, a hardware security key, or even a biometric scan such as a fingerprint.
MFA provides additional safeguards against common security threats like phishing attacks and account takeover. Especially in times of crisis, and as businesses are transitioning to a more remote workforce, it’s more important than ever to add extra protection against unauthorised login attempts.
What does this mean for me?
MFA will allow you to register a mobile phone number to receive a token code when you log into Microsoft 365 services (Teams, OneDrive, etc.). All existing connections to Microsoft 365 services will require you to re-authenticate with the new token code once it is switched on.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Wilson James IT Service Desk