Brock community required to complete cyber security on-boarding process

In a move to protect Brock and its community from cyber attacks, the University is adopting Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for faculty, staff and students.

MFA is one of the single most effective ways to protect an organization against remote attacks and prevent cyber criminals from gaining control of sensitive information. When Brock users get access to MFA, they will receive a notification asking them to confirm they have just tried to log in to Office 356 or Workday.

As the Information Technology Services (ITS) team is in the midst of the on-boarding phase, only select departments are currently required to approve MFA logins. However, all faculty, staff and students are required to go through the on-boarding process and select and configure one of the authentication methods to prepare for the upcoming MFA enforcements.

ITS is recommending the Microsoft Authenticator Application as it is easy use and does not require assistance from ITS to configure. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play and Apple stores.

Initially, MFA will be required for anyone accessing Workday or Office 365. Eventually it will be applied to other systems including Brock DB, Sakai and when using virtual labs.

Anyone without access to a smartphone or who has additional questions about the MFA process can email

For more information about MFA, visit Brock’s Information Technology Services website.

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