Posted by: on May 17, 2023 at 8:30 am

Microsoft is making changes to its platform that could impact your business.

Microsoft is automatically enabling stricter secure default settings known as “security defaults” on all existing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenants. This was originally scheduled to take effect in late June 2022, but it was delayed by Microsoft. It is now being forced onto companies this year.

Why is this update necessary?

“The Identity security team blocks tens of millions of attacks every day and sadly, some get through. Each compromised account gives attackers access that can cause real harm. Most of these attacks could be stopped with good security hygiene. Chief among these is multi-factor authentication (MFA) at login and requiring modern authentication protocols.” – According to an article on TechRepublic by Alex Weinert.


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So what does this mean for you?

Hopefully, you’ve already worked with our Service Team and are fully configured for MFA (multi-factor authentication) for all your Microsoft 365 users. If you have then you are in good shape. This is actually our recommended standard, so hopefully you’re already ahead of the game.

However, if you haven’t configured MFA yet, then you could be forced into it on short notice by Microsoft. This could result in some business interruptions while you work with your team to get everyone set up properly. We highly recommend that you plan ahead and get your security defaults fully configured, if you haven’t already done so. And our team at TAZ Networks can help you do just that.

In today’s hostile network environment, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an absolute must. It’s a simple step that can greatly enhance your security posture and protect your business from potential threats. So, take the time to configure your security defaults and ensure that all your users are authenticated properly. Your business will thank you for it.


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