Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will be required at login for more WSU applications, including Blackboard, Adobe, Cougar Card, Zoom and others, beginning at 6 a.m. on March 16. Users should check with local technical support for any department-specific applications that may be affected.
It may be easy for some users to wonder why additional security measures are needed when they rarely see that their accounts are under attack. However, on the front line of cyber security at WSU, where Information Technology Services (ITS) prevents nearly 1,000 accounts per month from password-related cyber assaults, things aren’t so quiet.
State CIO James Weaver shared the information located at the bottom of this message thread regarding a new phishing email threat that is based on fears surrounding the coronavirus.
Please share this information with fellow staff, faculty, and students in your areas. Encourage everyone to forward any instances of emails received that reference the coronavirus to email@example.com. We also want to reiterate that recipients should never click on links within emails from unknown sources.
ITS Communications Team