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August Issue Cyber Security Awareness

Learn about Two-Step Verification.

Two-Step Verification. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. You must supply both a password, and a one time code sent to your phone. This increases the difficulty for hackers to access your accounts.

Take It a Step Further

Attackers today are focused on getting your password, so they can gain access to your account. Two-step verification is an extra layer of security that requires your password and something that only you have. The second step is typically a one-time code sent via text to your mobile phone. Read more about this month's cyber security awareness tip. Go to vpn.american.edu/duo to enable it on your AU account, and watch the multifactor authentication video for detailed instructions.