To help protect the security of WVU information and systems, all employees on all campuses must enroll in two-factor authentication by Friday, April 27. Faculty have already made this transition, and students will be required to use two-factor this fall. For security purposes and cyber liability insurance reasons, no group of staff and no locations are exempt from this initiative.
Two-factor authentication is a second layer of security besides your password. It requires you to prove it’s you with two things – something you KNOW and something you HAVE – to gain access to sensitive data. It's no different than a key to a lock: To prove you should get through the door, you need a physical key, not just knowledge of the address.