2-Step Verification and Multi Factor Authentication

Google Workspace: 2-Step Verification

As Google has begun to make it’s 2-Step Verification into a default policy, we are reaching out to remind our clients about this important security setting. Your Google Workspace account is currently setup to allow 2-Step Verification, but it is not enforced. Users can add 2SV at their option or it can be a policy where users are required to enroll. We highly recommend that if you don’t already do so, get your account setup with 2SV. 2SV provides extra protection to your account and makes accessing your data more difficult for those who aren’t intended to see it.
Follow these simple steps to get started. Google 2-Step Verification
1. Click on your account bubble in the top right corner of the screen and select ‘Manage Your Google Account’ from the pop up window
2. Select ‘Security’ in the list on the left side of the screen
3. Under the ‘Signing in to Google’ section, select ‘2-Step Verification’
4. This will take you to a new page where you can set up the phone number to be used for the verification and the way you will be verified.


Office 365 users have a corresponding feature of 2SV, called Multi Factor Authentication, that is also becoming the default setting. MFA shares the same idea as 2SV, and we highly recommend that its use for your safety. Here is the link to find out more of how MFA works. To set MFA up for your organization, please reach out to us.

We have recently assisted several clients who have been subject to expensive fraud due to compromised user accounts. Please take these important steps to prevent this from happening to your team!

Please reach out to us if you wish to REQUIRE your users to employ 2SV or MFA – or if you are in need of any other assistance. Thanks!