As cybercrime rates continue to climb, users must take action to prevent their data and identities from being stolen and thrown into the cyber void.
The additional step that two-factor authentication requires of users helps ensure account security in the event of a data breach, requiring them to verify their identities through PIN numbers sent via SMS opt-in, tapping a “Verify” button via the platform’s App, by answering more advanced security questions, entering driver’s license or credit card numbers, scanning their fingerprint via Biometrics, etc.
In the event of a data breach, using two-factor authentication helps to keep your information on lock, while using it day-to-day keeps things simpler for your individual and team flow.
Two-factor authentication sets a new security standard that creates more comfort and confidence for you when you’re online, and, in today’s digital world, we know most people rack up at least a few hours of screen time per day.
So, two-factor authentication enablement is no consideration to take lightly.
To enable two-factor authentication with your Microsoft accounts, follow these steps:
Currently, Microsoft offers 3 ways for users to set up two-factor account authorization. You can either set it up with a secondary email address, phone number, or configure an authenticator app.
By setting up two-factor authentication with your Microsoft Account, you can prevent cybercriminals from breaking into all of your Microsoft Devices such as your Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive, Office 365, SharePoint, etc.