WHAT IS DUO?
Duo Security manages multi-factor authentication services to enhance the security of LMU’s information technology services. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) creates a layered defense, making it more difficult for an unauthorized person to access users’ information.
WHY DO WE NEED DUO?
About 24,000 potentially malicious emails are blocked daily by the ITS Information Security team. Sophisticated phishing emails may bypass even the most advanced spam filters and land in an inbox. Clicking on links on phishing emails leads to compromised user accounts and allows hackers to send more phishing emails to colleagues, friends, and family. When unsuspecting users click on the link, their username and password are compromised, which creates a huge security risk to the information stored in key applications we use at LMU every day.
HOW DOES DUO WORK?
Duo authentication provides additional security by requiring both something you know (your username and password) and something you have (such as a smartphone, a tablet, a phone, etc.) any time you access any Duo-protected services.