We use Google's Two-Step Authentication to add another layer of security to protect our data.
The Why: Recent events have proven the need for more advanced security measures. As more of our products and services connect using single sign-on (SSO) technologies our passwords become exponentially more valuable and vulnerable. We owe it to our students, parents, and fellow employees to take every precaution available to safeguard our data and digital presence.
What is Two-Step Authentication? Two-Step Authentication works by adding another step to the login process that authenticates your identity on a second device, usually a smartphone. CLICK HERE for a brief overview of what Two-Step Authentication is, why it is important, and how it works.
How does it work? Once you log into your work-issued Google account a text is sent to your mobile device. You enter that code at the prompt on your screen and you are logged into your account. Google offers a variety of methods to support Two-Step Authentication: text message, phone call, authenticator app, list of printed codes, or a security key. CLICK HERE to watch a short video of how it works (It made me smile).
What's next? You can volunteer to enroll your account anytime before Thursday, March 1st, 2018. Once you enroll, you will be forced to log back into your account on all of your devices.
NOTE: If you do not enroll by the deadline, you will be forced to enroll on Thursday March 1st before you'll be allowed into your account.
Get started using Two-Step Authentication today, CLICK HERE then click "Get Started" and follow the onscreen instructions.
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