Duo Two-Factor Authentication Coming to Office 365

DuoAfter the successful launch of Duo two-factor authentication for my.SMU, OIT will be moving forward with the next step in our effort to safeguard student and employee accounts. That next step will be to improve authentication for access to student email and other Office 365 services. We will do this by enabling two-factor authentication for Office 365. Starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Duo two-factor authentication will be required to access Office 365. Continue reading Duo Two-Factor Authentication Coming to Office 365

Duo Security Coming to my.SMU for Sponsored Accounts

DuoOn Thursday, June 27, 2019, OIT will implement two-factor authentication for all SMU sponsored accounts accessing my.SMU. This change includes Kelly Services employees, sponsored instructors, and student worker W Accounts. Two-factor authentication utilizes a solution from Duo Security called Duo Mobile. Continue reading Duo Security Coming to my.SMU for Sponsored Accounts

New SMU Password Requirements Coming Soon

On May 30, 2019, the University will implement a change to the existing password requirements.  Your new SMU password will now have a minimum length of 12 characters and will expire after 365 days versus the current 180 days. The password complexity requirement will not be changing, meaning your password must still have a combination of 3 of the following character types: Continue reading New SMU Password Requirements Coming Soon

Spring 2019 OIT Security Report Now Available

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Our Spring 2019 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community. In this edition, we discuss the campaign to onboard all matriculated students to use two-factor authentication (2FA), the amount of personal data left on mobile devices, how we avoid deceptive practices in our simulated phishing campaigns to campus, plus Ms. Security answers questions about malware and Facebook passwords.

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Automated Duo Phone Call Discontinuation for Chinese Phone Numbers

DuoDuo has recently notified OIT of a change in authentication options for those who have registered a Chinese phone number as an authentication method in their Duo account. We would like to make you aware in case you utilize phone service in China.

Due to telecom limitations put in place by the Chinese government, Duo has Continue reading Automated Duo Phone Call Discontinuation for Chinese Phone Numbers