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Two-Factor Authentication

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Nearly 95% of all attacks on enterprise networks are the result of a successful phishing email. Using web-based email and hacked UT System credentials, a cybercriminal can login to a UT System account from any internet-connected device, from any country in the world.

A password alone will not protect sensitive information from hackers – another layer of security is needed to ensure unauthorized users do not gain access to UT System accounts. Two-factor authentication (2FA) supplements passwords to provide a UT System account with a second layer of security.

 

More information about the 2FA initiative is available here:

For UT System institutions (login required)
For UT System Administration staff (login required)

Or you can contact the Information Security Office at (512) 499-4389.