Use Multi-Factor Authentication to Save Costs and Secure Users

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Without Multi-Factor Authentication:

  • Users suffer credential theft or hacking through phishing or general employee negligence as they are the weakest link in an organization.
  • Help desks, which are looking for ways to optimize their processes, acknowledge that they’re spending too much time and resources on issues like password resets when this is an area that can easily be automated.

Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication results in:

  • Increased security against risks.
  • Increased operational efficiency.
  • Fewer password-related help desk tickets.
  • Minimized number of potential breaches through user credentials.

Module 1: Understand the project

The Purpose

  • Establish member understanding.
  • Understand the value and impact of implementing MFA.
  • Establish baseline metrics.
  • Assess member fit.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identification of the need for an MFA project.
  • Establishment of the best method of pursuing the project, whether through workshop, Guided Implementations, or DIY.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Understand member value.
  • Project understanding
1.2 Assess member fit.
1.3 Discuss project outline.
  • MFA Project Charter

Module 2: Make the case for MFA and analyze requirements

The Purpose

  • Establish a need for MFA.
  • Know who and what MFA applies to in your organization.
  • Identify cost savings from implementing MFA.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A defense of your decision to move towards an MFA implementation because you will have reasons to back up why this needs to happen.
  • Anticipation of possible obstacles to success and a plan to overcome them.
  • Quantification of savings based on determining what you currently spend on password-related incidents and help desk tickets.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Establish business objectives and requirements.
  • MFA Project Charter
2.2 Identify project scope (groups/applications).
2.3 Determine cost savings from implementing MFA with the MFA ROI Calculator (Part A & B).
  • MFA ROI Calculator

Module 3: Identify best fit MFA options

The Purpose

  • Conduct current and future state analyses.
  • Identify most applicable MFA options.
  • Establish ROI.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A clear plan for what needs to be explored further in terms of solutions.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Determine the current state.
  • MFA Project Charter
3.2 Determine future state requirements and identify gaps.
3.3 Identify best fit MFA solutions.
3.4 Determine cost savings from implementing MFA with the MFA ROI Calculator (Part C).
  • MFA ROI Calculator

Module 4: Implement MFA solution

The Purpose

  • Identify key players in the project.
  • Establish a project timeline for implementation.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to achieve business buy-in.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Preparation. Now that the initial work has been done towards the implementation of MFA, you are better prepared to move forward with the actual roll-out.
  • Communication. You are able to effectively communicate your plan and progress to key stakeholders, and you are able to let your users know how valuable this new project is for them.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Complete a RACI chart identifying key stakeholders.
4.2 Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Work Breakdown Structure
4.3 Complete a Project Charter.
  • Project Charter
4.4 Implement the MFA solution.
4.5 Create a Stakeholder Communications Plan.
  • Stakeholder Communications Plan

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