Deadline for Enrolling in Two-factor Authentication

On Monday, January 23, 2017, every faculty and staff member will be required to use two-factor authentication to access systems and services on campus. This means if you haven’t already enrolled, you’ll need to contact your Computer Support Representative (CSR) or your IT Lead to set up two-factor authentication on one of your devices. The entire process should take less than five minutes if you follow the guidelines located on the Pre-Checklist for Two-factor Enrollment Using Duo before you enroll.

The drive to provide additional protection to everyone on campus was spurred on by a hacking attack which occurred during the Thanksgiving weekend in 2014 culminating in some staff having their paychecks stolen from TechWorks. After a thorough investigation, the FBI, as well as Tech's own Cyber Security team, strongly recommended implementing two-factor authentication to better protect Tech’s assets and service, as well as the personal data of its faculty, staff and students using TechWorks.

If you’d like to set up a time for someone from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to provide an overview of two-factor to your group along with help in the enrollment process, send an email to 2FA@oit.gatech.edu and include the words Meeting Request in the subject line.

To enroll in two-factor authentication, send a request to the applicable email address located on the Departmental Support Contact List page.

Thank you for keeping Georgia Tech assets and data secure.