Make your account more secure with multi-factor authentication


July 13th, 2021

Have you protected your university account? As part of an ongoing security project, we are working to improve our digital security and securing Microsoft 365 services is the next step.

As you may be aware, from previous communications, Digital and Technology Services, in partnership with the Chief Information Security Officer, are working to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and hackers gaining access to systems, services and data (which is unfortunately an increasing risk within the university sector).

In response, we are extending the use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to more of our systems and services. As you may be aware, this provides an added layer of security, and is already used with Virtual Desktop, VPN and Remote Desktop services. MFA to secure the Microsoft 365 suite of applications is now available and this will ultimately apply to all users. As a priority, we are encouraging staff members to ‘Opt In’ to using MFA with Microsoft 365.

By opting in now you will be protecting your account and reducing the chances of someone else being able to use it to attack university systems and data.

Opt In now – the process is simple, all you need to do is:

1. Set up MFA if you haven’t already done so
2. Fill in the Opt In Form and submit

Further details and FAQs are available here.

If you need some help with the Opt In process, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Thank you for your support.

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