Information Security
Protect Your Information and Identity
Enable Multi-Factor Authentication

While strong passwords are essential to keeping you safe, multi-factor authentication adds another layer of defense to your private information. A verification that requires users to demonstrate at least two of “something you know” (like a password), “something you have” (like a phone), and “something you are” (like a fingerprint) drastically decreases the probability of a successful attack.

Several administrative systems at Northwestern require multi-factor authentication and many sites and services are now giving users the option to turn this feature on.

To learn more, see Multi-factor Authentication at Northwestern