- Every day the risk of accidentally providing your EUI credentials to hackers trying to obtain access to your emails and private information is very high.
- By responding to a phishing email, resembling an authentic communication from the Institute, you might expose your email and data to serious privacy and security breaches.
- At the moment your password is the only way to keep your private information secure, but nowadays this solution is no longer sufficient against well motivated attackers.
- ICT Service has decided to dramatically reduce the risk of inadvertently exposing email content to hackers by implementing a world industry standard already adopted by the majority of the online banking systems: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
Multi-Factor Authentication enhances your IT security and protects your sensitive data and confidentiality by introducing a second factor of authentication to your EUI email and related Apps like Office 365 online environment, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business and corporate SharePoint.
The password is something "you know” and which you might accidentally communicate; the second factor will be something you "physically own” and which cannot be easily obtained by others: your phone.
Even if your username and password do get stolen, access to your email will be protected by a second means of phone-based authentication of your choice (one-time code via SMS text message, phone call, etc.), very similarly to what already happens when accessing your online bank account.
As an added bonus, the same authentication methods you setup for MFA are shared with the password reset functionality, allowing you to reset a forgotten password autonomously and in a very secure way!