You may have heard or experienced Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) through your interactions with online banking, Gmail, and when logging into Facebook, Paypal, Twitter, and LinkedIn from a new machine. But what exactly is 2FA and why should Montgomery College adopt it?
2FA adds a second level of verification when people log into designated websites and online services. This added layer of security will help to decrease account compromises and identity theft, provide real-time alerts for password protection, and allows you to use your smartphone, cell phone, tablet, or landline phone to easily confirm your login requests.
Currently, over 300 higher education institutions have implemented the same two-factor system throughout the nation with Montgomery College joining the security movement. By rolling out 2FA, we are pushing our account security to the next level and protecting the data of the College and our students, faculty and staff.