Multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Duo Security is being rolled out across CSU throughout 2019.
MFA is one of the most effective controls that can be used to prevent an attacker from gaining access to IT services and sensitive information. It strengthens access security by requiring two or more methods – also referred to as factors – to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know – like a username and password, plus something you have – like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests.
Do you use VPN Admin or VPN Staff access?
If you use VPN Admin access you should have received an email to enrol with Duo Security. The cut-off date to enrol is 8 May 2019. If you do not enrol by this date, your access to VPN Admin will be removed.
As soon as you have registered with Duo Security you can start using MFA for VPN access using the CSU-Admin group.
If you use VPN Staff access you will receive an email to enrol with Duo Security from 10 May 2019. Note: Only users who have accessed the service since September 2018 will receive the email.
MFA usage for 2019
The implementation of MFA at CSU reduces the risk of staff accounts being compromised, providing less opportunity for fraud. It’s an important activity in ensuring our compliance with the Audit Office of NSW and safeguarding the university’s reputation.
If you have any questions about the implementation of multi-factor authentication contact Shane Meekin-Sutherland on 84140.
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