Help Information Technology Services encourage students to activate multifactor authentication (MFA)

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Information Technlogy Services (ITS) needs you help!

ITS is (re)launching a communications campaign throughout the entire month of October encouraging all students to activate multifactor authentication (MFA), the two-step login system that better protects their ISU accounts. Thanks to all your help last March, just over half of all students have already activated! Starting October 31, MFA will be required for all students; those who have not activated by that date will be required to activate MFA before gaining access to their ISU accounts.

To decrease the number of students inconvenienced along with the impact on the IT Solution Center from related incident reports, we are requesting that students activate their MFA voluntarily before it becomes a requirement. It’s a quick and easy process and more information can be found here:

The ITS strategic communications team has created a suite of campaign materials for campus communicators to share with students to help us amplify our message encouraging early MFA activation. Please use these links to find graphics and copy that can be used on social media, the web, in e-newsletters and on Fourwinds displays. As always, feel free to retweet and share MFA related messages delivered on our social channels as well – @IowaStateITS.

You are welcome to use this content as often and as broadly as you like throughout the month of October. I can’t say enough about the impact your assistance makes on this initiative.

For more information, please feel free contact me or my colleagues via email:
Maggie Connor
Tonya (Tienter) Bishop
Tyler McNight