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.

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Duo: A Success Story

DuoIn February, OIT announced that all matriculated students will be required to use Duo Security’s Two-factor authentication (2FA) when accessing select university services, starting with my.SMU. OIT knew that getting the large student population registered before the April 1 deadline would be a challenge, and started an aggressive campaign to not only make students aware of the coming change but to encourage them to enroll their devices before Duo was enabled. As of this writing, over 4,400 students are newly committed to protecting their accounts with Duo Security. Continue reading Duo: A Success Story

Enroll your device with Duo before April 1 for uninterrupted access to my.SMU.

Congrats to Karlie Johnson, our final Duo Early Enroll Contest winner!

DuoThere is less than a week until OIT will implement two-factor authentication for all SMU students to certain online services. On Monday, April 1, 2019, students will need to use Duo Two-Factor Authentication to register for classes or check your grades. So don’t wait! Enroll your device today at smu.edu/duoenroll.

How to enroll your device
Start your enrollment at smu.edu/duoenroll.

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Two weeks until students are required to use Duo Two-Factor Authentication for my.SMU

Ru Ferguson and John Rodgers have already won. You have one more chance to win too!

DuoOn Monday, April 1, 2019, OIT will begin an initiative to implement two-factor authentication for all SMU students to certain online services. To encourage students to enroll before April 1, OIT will award an Amazon gift card to three randomly selected students who enroll a device early – Two of these gift cards have already been won. To be registered for the final drawing, simply enroll a device at smu.edu/duoenroll before the contest entry deadline. You will be automatically entered for that drawing and the future drawings upon device enrollment. Continue reading Two weeks until students are required to use Duo Two-Factor Authentication for my.SMU

Duo Two-Factor Authentication Coming to Students’ my.SMU

DuoOn Monday, April 1, 2019, OIT will begin an initiative to implement two-factor authentication for all SMU students to certain online services. The first such service will be my.SMU. Two-factor authentication utilizes a solution from Duo Security called Duo Mobile.

What is Duo and what does it mean to me?

Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) adds a second layer of security to online services. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or another mobile device) helps prevent anyone but you from using your SMU account to log in to a protected service, even if they know your password. Basically, Duo assures that only you can access your protected information.

Duo and my.SMU

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Security is No Joke: Let’s Duo

DuoBeginning April 1, 2019, all matriculated students will be required to use Duo Security’s Two-factor authentication (2FA) when accessing my.SMU. Yes, we know that’s April Fools Day, but this is no joke!

Duo Two-factor authentication will be used to verify a student’s identity when logging into my.SMU. This security measure will be enforced to prevent unauthorized use of a student’s SMU account. Continue reading Security is No Joke: Let’s Duo

Duo Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for Webmail is Live

DuoStarting today, Monday, January 29, 2018, Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) will be required to access SMU Webmail using a web browser. We have worked to make this as seamless as possible and the request for 2FA will only be asked once while using that same web browser. Continue reading Duo Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for Webmail is Live

The Best Way to Authenticate with Duo

DuoIt has been several months since the University has required Duo Two-Factor Authentication to connect to secure services like my.SMU. While there are several ways to verify your identity with Duo Security, Duo has recently published an easy-to-read, one-page guide on why Duo Push with the Duo Mobile app is the best way to authenticate. Continue reading The Best Way to Authenticate with Duo

Duo Required for my.SMU Starting October 10th.

DuoSince April, the University has required Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) for all SMU employees to access the Payroll, time reporting, HR & Benefits areas of my.SMU. Beginning October 10th, Duo will be required to access any part of my.SMU. In an effort to protect our systems, we need all employees to register at least one device with Duo. We encourage you to follow the instructions at smu.edu/duo to enroll in Duo today to continue uninterrupted access to my.SMU. Continue reading Duo Required for my.SMU Starting October 10th.

Duo: What’s in it for me?

DuoIf you haven’t yet enrolled in our new security service, Duo, don’t chalk this blog post up as a friendly reminder but rather an important call to action. Did you know if a hacker compromises your account not only can they get access to critical University information but they can also retrieve personal data such as direct deposit information?  The last thing any employee wants is to learn that the paycheck they thought was being deposited in their account ended up somewhere else. Unfortunately, this has happened in the past and you can read about it in last month’s SMU security report. Continue reading Duo: What’s in it for me?