Cybersecurity Awareness Month is off to a great start with an informative webinar this week from our Chief Security Officer, as well as a sneak peek into the new Duo two-factor authentication app coming to your mobile device in the next few weeks! Continue reading Cybersecurity Awareness Month Continues: Week 2
Duo provides two-factor authentication for most SMU accounts. Verifying your identity with a second factor, like a mobile device, helps prevent others from using your SMU account to log in, even if they know your password.
Duo authentication can be accomplished through the Duo Mobile app, via a hardware token, using a telephone, or with SMS. However, security concerns with the telephone and SMS features are known to present a real risk to the security of your account. Therefore, SMU will be eliminating the landline and SMS options over the next several months. Continue reading Future Changes in Duo Service
If you are one of the few University employees only using your SMU landline as a registered Duo authentication device, now is the time to add a second device. We are highly encouraging all users to set up a second device for use with Duo Multi-Factor Authentication to gain access to University services if working from off-campus. We highly recommend using the Duo Mobile app for your smartphone and/or setting up your home phone as a new device. Continue reading Duo Adding Second Device: Critical Action Needed!
After 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
On 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