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WhoIAM: Enabling inclusive security through identity protection and fraud prevention

WhoIAM: Enabling inclusive security through identity protection and fraud prevention

Greetings, This is Sue Bohn, Director of Program Management for Identity and Access Management. In this Voice of the Partner blog post, we’ve invited Ajith Alexander, Head of Product Management at WhoIAM, a leading identity and access management (IAM) company, ... continue reading

Protect your business from email phishing with multi-factor authentication

Cybersecurity has been in the news far more often in the past 12 months than in previous years, as cybercriminals escalated their activity during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine. The seismic shift of hundreds of millions of people connecting and working ... continue reading
What's the difference between a personal Microsoft account and a work or school account?

What's the difference between a personal Microsoft account and a work or school account?

Microsoft provides three main Identity services - Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Accounts. In this article, we'll explore the differences between Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Accounts. Interested in the difference between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory? ... continue reading

10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #3: Why biometrics and passwordless are a dream combination

The Microsoft identity team recently launched a series explaining why they love passwordless authentication (and why you should too!).The series kicked off with posts on FIDO and NIST compliance. Alex Weinert continues the series with this post speaking to biometric ... continue reading
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Granular Conditional Access for sensitive data and actions

Today I am excited to share how you can maximize user productivity AND protect your most sensitive resources with Conditional Access authentication context. Conditional Access is the Zero Trust control plane that allows you to target policies for access to ... continue reading
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Microsoft 365 user management versus Azure Active Directory

If your organization is using Microsoft 365, you already have Azure Active Directory. It's the identity platform that provides the authentication of your users' credentials when they sign and and the authorization to your Microsoft 365 SaaS applications. If you ... continue reading
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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #10: Never use a password

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Pamela Dingle closes the series with a post about the tighter security of passwordless authentication. Here we are at the last ... continue reading

10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #9: Onboard without a password

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Alex Weinert continues the series with this post in which he describes how much customers are going to benefit from Temporary ... continue reading
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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #6: The Passwordless Funnel

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Today, Tarek Dawoud, principal program manager, continues this series. Since we announced our Public Preview of passwordless credential management, we have ... continue reading
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Becoming resilient by understanding cybersecurity risks: Part 3—a security pro’s perspective

In part two of this blog series on aligning security with business objectives and risk, we explored the importance of thinking and acting holistically, using the example of human-operated ransomware, which threatens every organization in every industry. As we exited ... continue reading