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Keeping Our Data Protected In Dumont
Beginning on January 1, 2022, Dumont began utilizing a security technology called MFA--MultiFactor Authentication. MFA requires multiple methods of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify a user's identity for a login or other transaction. (Example: a password and a phone).
The goal of MFA is to create a layered defense that makes it more difficult for an unauthorized person to access a computing device, network or database and provides increased network security to protect personal information of students and staff. If one factor is compromised or broken, the attacker still has at least one or more barriers to breach before successfully breaking into the target.
As Google plans to make MFA compulsory for Google account holders (as announced on May 6, 2021) all Gmail account holders should consider enabling MFA for added protection.
Currently, MFA has been enabled on Gmail accounts for all staff before logging into their email accounts. Dumont will continue to enhance this security for additional data endpoints as the year goes on.