Microsoft Advise on Multi-Factor Authentication
Microsoft manage a significant number of login accounts and have advanced systems in place to detect attempts to compromise accounts.
However with so many easy to guess passwords and people being tricked into giving up their password through phishing scams a large number of accounts are compromised every month.
Progress is being made towards removing passwords completely by using biometric devices but this is still a long way from being adopted by everyone. In the meantime multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a good way to make it much harder for people to compromise your account.
Microsoft have stated that 99.9% of the compromised accounts they detect do not have MFA enabled and by simply enabling MFA you can significantly improve your security.
This is reflected in the Microsoft Security Score where enabling MFA for admin accounts gives a boost of 50 points and you can get another 30 by enabling it for all accounts. These are the top two actions that you can take to improve your security score.
Please contact us if you have any questions about MFA or if you would like help setting it up as we would be more than happy to help.