The recent rash of phishing emails that have been coming in is a great reminder to be diligent about protecting your account from unauthorized access. You too can fall victim to these phishing scams and your account could be used to send more phishing messages. You can learn more about phishing in this solution article.
The best way to secure your account is to enable Multifactor Authentication (MFA). MFA couples your password (something you know) with a secondary authorization code from a device (something you have).
Why do I need MFA?
It is becoming increasingly easier for your password to be compromised either through phishing attacks or malicious software on your computer. MFA protects your account from unauthorized access by requiring a pre-approved secondary device to be available while logging in. These devices are very difficult to duplicate or compromise due to the nature of their design.
How do I get started?
OIS is only beginning to roll out this feature, and it is only available for your Office 365 account. At this time, you can request that MFA for your account by submitting a request through our support portal. To find out more about MFA, you can view our solution articles on the topic.
If you have any questions, please contact our Campus Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479.968.0646.