Something You Have: A Microsoft MFA Success Story

Monday, January 01 | 12:00AM–12:00AM CT
Session Type: Breakout Session
We'll describe how we deployed Microsoft's multifactor authentication solution as a response to continuous phishing attacks at the University of St. Thomas. Since we were already licensed for Microsoft MFA through the existing campus agreement, we forged ahead. Using a combination of communication strategies and focusing on user experience, our campus-wide MFA implementation to over 28,000 accounts in eight months has led to a 99% reduction in compromised email accounts and a dramatic decrease in phishing and spam emails on campus.

Outcomes: Understand the nuances of how Microsoft MFA can be deployed at your university * Learn ways you can reduce phishing risks and still maintain user experience through an MFA deployment * Understand how to use data to demonstrate need for and track the eventual success of an MFA initiative