Tech Talk: ITS Newsletter

July, 2021

ITS continues to Increase Security through 2FA with 3 Additional Applications!

ITS is pleased to let you know that we have been busy increasing cyber security and protecting your UNCW identity by adding Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to several more campus applications. The number continues to grow to over 50 applications at UNCW secured by 2FA.

  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) has recently improved security by adding Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on July 16, 2021.
  • Starting July 21, 2021, Engage (WaveLink) and Course Evaluations (IDEA) will also incorporate 2FA security for your benefit.

When you access any of these applications, you will be prompted to verify your identity through the Duo application or texting passcodes (just like you do with your UNCW email and many other UNCW applications).

What are the benefits of 2FA?

2FA keeps your account secure even if your password is compromised, and it also has many more benefits:

  • Gets us closer to the goal of changing your password once every 365 days as opposed to every 90 days!
  • Eliminates 99.9% of the risks that face your account, such as phishing, hackers and password brute-force attacks.
  • Helps protect the campus by delivering another layer of security to UNCW systems.

2FA supports our ongoing efforts to secure the personal information of UNCW accounts, as well as our university data. If you want to learn more about 2FA, please visit our 2FA at UNCW website.

Questions about implementing 2FA?

If you have questions about the implementation of 2FA for Qualtrics, please visit the myTAC portal, CHAT with TAC or submit the Report an issue with your UNCW Account service request.

If you have any questions, please CHAT with TAC or visit the myTAC portal for additional resources.