To help protect private and sensitive data, WVU employees will have to confirm their identities in two ways to gain access to many critical systems, starting in 2018. Two-factor authentication is a second layer of security besides your password. It means you will have to confirm your identity with two things –something you KNOW and something you HAVE.
About 360 staff, students and faculty are already using WVU’s two-factor authentication service, Duo, in a pilot that Information Technology Services has been conducting for many months. Most testers find that after the initial setup, two-factor authentication is fast and easy, taking only seconds to complete using the free smart phone app.