Multi Factor Authentication – Be sure you’re set up for travel

Several weeks ago, ITS implemented Multi-Factor Authorization (MFA) for all faculty and staff. MFA requires users to supply a second factor, independent of their username and password. Its purpose is to protect the Eastern community from an increasing number of cyberattacks that had already entrapped several members of the community both in terms of ransomed files that have been encrypted and fake messages that resulted in stolen money. Using MFA makes it virtually impossible for a hacker to take over anyone’s Eastern account. In fact, as long as you do not supply the second factor, even if your password is compromised, the hacker cannot gain access to your account. Continue reading