Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires users to provide multiple forms of identification in order to access their accounts. In the case of Microsoft 365, MFA can provide several benefits:

  • Increased Security: MFA adds an extra layer of security to your Microsoft 365 account. It requires users to provide two or more forms of identification, such as a password and a fingerprint or a code sent to their mobile device. This makes it more difficult for unauthorised users to access your account, as they would need both your password and the additional form of identification.
  • Protection against Phishing: MFA can also protect against phishing attacks. Even if a user’s password is compromised, an attacker would still need the additional form of identification to access the account. This can prevent the attacker from gaining access to sensitive information or data.
  • Compliance with Regulations: MFA is often required by regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI DSS. By implementing MFA for Microsoft 365, organisations can ensure that they are compliant with these regulations and avoid potential fines or other penalties.
  • Flexibility: Microsoft 365 offers a variety of MFA options, such as using a mobile app, receiving a phone call or text message, or using a hardware token. This flexibility allows organisations to choose the option that works best for their users and their security needs.
  • Easy Implementation: Implementing MFA for Microsoft 365 is relatively easy. It can be done through the Microsoft 365 admin center and can be customised to meet the organisation’s needs.

Overall, implementing MFA for Microsoft 365 can greatly enhance the security of an organisation’s data and information, protect against phishing attacks, and ensure compliance with regulations.

Should you have any queries, or further questions about this or any other security questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Cyber Security division by sending an e-mail to