White City Place

White City Place, West London

Andrew Burton has been a great help with getting MFA setup for all the various devices and accounts at White City Place. Really great support at this time, especially with many working remotely.

Lulu Olude, Lifestyle Manager, White City Place

White City Place is a collection of six buildings occupying a 17-acre site. Formerly the BBC Media Village, White City is now West London’s creative campus for business innovation and cultural institutions. Modern Networks provides a range of managed services and IT support to over 20 members of the property management team. As part of the rollout of multi-factor authentication (MFA), Andrew Burton, Field Engineer, worked closely with the client, logging onto numerous devices across the estate to get MFA setup.

MFA helps strengthen network access security. Depending on how a computer is used and accessed, MFA must be setup in different ways. Due to Covid restrictions, many members of staff were working remotely from home. Therefore, Lulu Olude, Lifestyle Manager, helped Andrew by logging onto all the different computers so he could install the right instance of MFA (WinAuth or Microsoft Authenticator).

MFA provides a number of benefits. First, it adds an additional layer of security to traditional username and password credentials. That’s bad news for hackers and cybercriminals. Second, it’s easy to setup. Third, MFA is simple to use. Your identity can be confirmed by mobile app, text message, email, security token, PIN or fingerprint. MFA can help you meet your GDPR compliance obligations. It’s also a legal requirement of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). Similarly, MFA is widely used by finance, healthcare, law enforcement and government. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre recommends the use of MFA to enhance security and access control. Visit NCSC to learn more.

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