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More Multi-Factor Authentication is on the way—but why?

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.

Why MFA?

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.

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Potential Information Security Threats related to coronavirus outbreak

Good Afternoon,
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 We also want to reiterate that recipients should never click on links within emails from unknown sources.

Thank you,
ITS Communications Team

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MyWSU Access Change

ITS maintenance from 9pm to midnight on Sunday, May 12. When complete, myWSU, Blackboard Learn and other applications will require a new authentication account. Visit for more information, or go to to set up your new password and password recovery preferences.

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