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NC State Gets Tough to Fight Phishing

NC State requires all employees to enroll by Oct. 31 in both of its two-factor authentication (2FA) solutions — Google 2-Step and Duo — to access most Web-based university systems and accounts. Those affected are faculty, staff, student employees and no-pay employees, including retirees.

You can and should enroll now to protect your personal and university data against phishing attacks.

Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security when you sign in to an account by requiring you to log in with a password and an additional security measure such as a security code that is delivered to a mobile device via text or mobile app, a USB security key or backup codes. This two-step login process prevents up to 98 percent of phishing attacks.

On Oct. 31, you will be required to use both:

To ensure campus employees meet the Oct. 31 deadline, the Office of Information Technology is:

Self-Enrollment and Support

Follow the enrollment instructions and support documentation on the Two-Factor Authentication at NC State website.

For additional support:

Enrollment Reminders

You need to enroll in both Google 2-Step and Duo. Starting in late spring, if you have not enrolled in both, you will receive email notifications on a regular basis to remind you to do so.

NC State will never ask for your password or security codes. Please do not share this information with anyone.

Please check SysNews for more information.

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