At the end of March, Practical 365 traveled with the TEC European roadshow, traveling between three cities in Europe over a week, listening to experts talking primarily about security-focused topics aimed at improving your Microsoft 365, Azure AD and Active Directory. Read our whistle-stop tour of the most important points made by expert speakers.
While some methods for MFA responses have security issues, people often overlook their practical advantages. Not everyone is ready to dump a valid authentication method. In this article, we take the journey to removing phone-based responses from your tenant while considering some practical implications.
Azure AD system-preferred authentication means that users must use their strongest authentication method when they sign-into Azure AD. The change emphasizes the desirability of strong authentication methods over weak. Now in preview, Microsoft plans to make the policy effective for everyone in July 2023.
Hybrid work is really a mixed blessing—while it offers a lot of fantastic benefits for people who are able to take advantage of it, it can introduce some new and unpleasant security issues that you need to be prepared to deal with. This article dives into these new risks and how you can avoid them.
Microsoft 365 security is a big topic. Focus is important when it comes to getting things done. In this article, we suggest five areas that administrators could work on during 2023 to improve the security posture of their tenant. You might already have established full control over some of these areas. Even if you have, it's still good to consider if you can improve security.
We all know to turn on MFA but sometimes we need to share our stories to get corporate buy-in to do it. In this Fun Friday post, Mike Weaver, Chris Cahill and Bryan Patton get real on what happens when MFA isn’t enabled.
The Microsoft 365 ecosystem is a big place and it's hard to keep on top of everything. But to start 2022 off with a bang, here are five areas for tenant administrators to consider when they plan how they'll spend their time in the new year. As always, feel free to disagree and add comments describing what you plan to do in 2022.
Microsoft has released two new features to help Multi-factor authentication for Azure AD accounts work smarter and better. It's possible to implement number matching and additional context for MFA challenges in 30 minutes, and the two increase the security of MFA. It's something that every Microsoft 365 tenant administrator should consider, as we explain here.