MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) Explained

Here are some illustrations of what MFA is and how it works. This is a crucial layer of security for any IT environment of any size business.

1. LOGIN PAGE

Go to the website that you want to log into. Before you can access your data you have to verify your identity by username and password.

2. VERIFY

Enter your username and password.

3. VERIFY AGAIN

This is where MFA comes into play. Instead of just logging you in as usual, you are now prompted to verify yourself via OTP pin that you receive on your mobile phone number via sms or app notification.

4. ACCESS

Once you verified with your OTP pin you gain access.

FAQ's

Cybercrime Damages will be around $6 Trillion by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Microsoft Office 365 is now enforcing MFA when you subscribe to Office 365.

The short answer is no. Your IT admin can change these settings for you. The most standard setting is to only require MFA when someone is trying to access your account from an unknown device.

Speak to your IT administrator.

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