To improve Babson’s security posture, we are incorporating Duo Security as a two-factor authentication solution into our existing IT infrastructure to provide secure access to services and data.

Starting in Spring 2018, all Babson College employees will be using Duo Security two-factor authentication for Workday. This will eventually expand to include students and other applications.

What is Two Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Because passwords can often be stolen, guessed, or hacked — you might not even know someone is accessing your account. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.

The factors include:

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Why Do We Need Two Factor Authentication?

Login credentials are more valuable than ever and are increasingly easy to compromise. Over 81% of breaches today involve compromised and/or weak passwords.

Two-factor authentication enhances the security of your account by using a secondary device to verify your identity. This prevents anyone but you from accessing your account, even if they know your assword. 

Duo does not replace or require you to change your Babson username and password. 

To learn more, go to Duo’s Guide to Two-Factor Authentication

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Center at x4357 or support@babson.edu ​