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Enhanced Security Measures Underway for all ECU Accounts

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Posted on September 15, 2023 | Updated September 15, 2023, 3:15pm

Filed in Faculty, Staff, Students

ITS is implementing Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to keep your data safe.

Scam emails are becoming more common and sophisticated, especially targeted attacks called “phishing" where scammers use specific information to make their messages seem more realistic.

These attempts are becoming more aggressive. In order to protect our data, ITS is implementing Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).

2FA simply means our systems will use two steps to verify your identity: first, your login credentials, and second, a verification via an app on your phone or an alternative device. You’ve probably used this system before when accessing a bank account or other secure websites.

Having 2FA in place means that even if someone gains unauthorized access to your password, they won't be able to access your account without successfully completing the second verification method.

All students, faculty and staff are required to have 2FA activated for email, calendar and other applications by September 19th (staff and faculty) and September 21st (students). Some action is needed from you; you’ll receive an email with instructions. The initial implementation will be completed during this week and will be extended to other applications soon.

Please review our Cybersecurity articles to make sure you’re taking measures to keep your data safe.