Multi-factor Authentication for Social Media Networks

    Billions of people around the world use social media networks to stay connected to their friends, families, and coworkers. It’s transformed the way we communicate and has played a large role in maintaining connections with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    As with most things in life, there’s some bad that comes with the good – and in the case of social media, security is a major concern. Phishing attempts designed to target individuals are on the rise, and while it’s a concern for anyone using social media, it’s equally as much of a problem for businesses.

    Many social networks, including Facebook, allow users to take on administrative roles for company pages. While this is convenient, it also comes with risk. Each staff member assigned admin rights to a company’s Facebook page becomes a potential target to gain access to that page – which can lead to further security concerns, a damaged reputation, or worse.

    One of the best ways to reduce risk is to use multi-factor authentication wherever possible, including both business and personal accounts. MFA provides a second layer of protection for your accounts and greatly reduces the risk of unauthorized access.

    This week’s live stream covers implementing multi-factor authentication for social networks, including how-to guides for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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    Be sure to join us for next week’s live stream where we’ll be discussing the latest round of new features, improvements, and collaborative enhancements to Microsoft Teams. In the meantime, be sure to catch up on past live streams on YouTube.

    Do you have a question about multi-factor authentication or an idea for an upcoming live stream topic? If so, please comment below or submit it via our Q&A form!

    Matt has spent the better part of 2 decades building systems, managing IT departments, and developing websites and applications for the education, publishing, and technical service industries. As an MCSE...

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