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MFA at CSULB Infographic

Cybersecurity Threat and Response

With the ever-increasing threats of cybercrimes and universities being prime targets of phishing scams, passwords alone are no longer enough.  For greater threat protection, CSULB will be implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), also known as Two-Step verification, on January 27 for students and March 24 for faculty and staff.

How bad is it really?

  • 1054 Percent increase in  compromised CSULB email accounts from 2019 to 2020. Compromises likely due to phishing.
  • 39 A cyberattack occurs every 39 seconds according to research by University of Maryland.
  • 81 Percent of security breaches are due to weak or stolen passwords according to LastPass.

What are the benefits of MFA?

  • Deter unauthorized access to University resources
  • Reduce compromised accounts leading to mass campus phishing scams 
  • Improve protection for campus systems and sensitive data