Modern Authentication in Microsoft 365 Key to Improved Security

In February 2021, Microsoft announced an updated schedule for removing support for basic authentication. That is, in the second half of 2021 modern authentication will become the access method for Office apps. While Microsoft has granted customers additional time to implement the change, organizations need to prepare now. The process of implementing modern authentication methods and disabling basic authentication can prove complex. Various versions of Office handle authentication differently. Additionally, while challenges with application and protocol support have eased, mobile apps still give some trouble. And organizations need to avoid a key security risk. Modern Authentication vs. Basic Authentication First,…

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Focusing on the Future of Authentication

Weak and stolen passwords result in data breaches that cost businesses millions of dollars each year. Biometrics and multi-factor authentication (MFA) offer a stronger solution. And yet, hackers can still spoof fingerprints and voices. Take a look at the future of authentication and determine what options make the most sense for your organization. Most experts agree that MFA provides a more secure environment for valuable data assets. With MFA, organizations require at least two verification methods to establish identity, instead of relying on passwords alone. For instance, authentication could include a password in conjunction with a fingerprint or verification text….

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