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January 18, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

FROM: Tufts Technology Services

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) continues to prepare for the rollout of two-factor authentication (2FA) later this winter, which will provide a double layer of protection for Tufts and your identity and data by using something you know - your Tufts username and password and something you have - your mobile phone, tablet, or landline.

The 2FA program, which is currently in the pilot and awareness phase, has been engaged with a number of areas across all campuses at Tufts, including early adopters from Tufts Support Services (TSS), Dental School, Information Stewards, and General Council. The goal is to further test and refine the service before it’s made available University-wide this year. So far, the feedback from the pilot phase has allowed us to improve and refine the tools for registering and accessing 2FA (using the DuoSecurity app) based on how our community interacts with the service.

To learn more about the benefits of 2FA, which websites at Tufts will be using 2FA and ow to get started, read Two-factor Authentication (2FA) in Awareness and Pilot Phase at Tufts.

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In a significant emergency the university will attempt to communicate with the community through a variety of methods. Use of the latest available technology provides us with several ways to reach community members through public postings, information hotlines, and an emergency alert system integrating telephone, text messaging and email.

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