GW Information Technology introduces two-step authentication to the GW community.
Two-step authentication is a method of securing access to online information with two things - what you have plus what you know (i.e., your password plus a code sent to your phone). GW IT uses Microsoft two-step authentication to ask individuals for a second confirmation of their identity at login using a physical device in their possession. The device may be a smartphone or tablet using an app, a text message send to a phone, or an automated voice call to landline or cell phone.
Used in conjunction with the new single sign-on platform, two-step authentication provides the GW community with an extra layer of security.
Currently, two-step authentication is used with GW Box, GWeb and GW Google apps (email, calendar, drive), along with other services.