June 13, 2016

 

After consultation with the President, his Cabinet, and the Chair of the Faculty Senate, and in light of the imminent threat of additional phishing attacks, enrollment in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will be required for all faculty, staff, and student employees. Beginning tomorrow, MFA enforcement will be rolled out in a phased approach to appropriately safeguard your and the University’s data.

Instead of waiting for the MFA enforcement, you can enroll now at your convenience by visiting the CaneID Self-Service portal at https://caneid.miami.edu/ and clicking “Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).”

Once MFA is enforced, for users that have not already enrolled, the next time they log in to a University single sign-on system (e.g., CaneID Self Service, myUM, Workday, Outlook Web App, etc.), they will be automatically routed to the MFA enrollment screen.

MFA is a tool that provides a second factor of authentication (e.g., a smartphone or landline) in addition to your CaneID username and password. Since hackers don't have physical access to these devices while attempting to compromise your account, your information is secure.

For more information about MFA, visit: http://miami.edu/multifactor/.

If you have trouble setting up Multi-Factor Authentication, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or itsupportcenter@miami.edu.

We regret the urgency and timing of this process, however, the threat to sensitive information – both yours and the University’s – is very real, hence the imperative to fully implement MFA as quickly as possible.

Thanks very much for your cooperation.


Thomas J. LeBlanc
Executive Vice President and Provost
Joe Natoli
Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer