In our increasingly digital world, protecting sensitive information is more important than ever. By using two-step verification, we can help protect private and sensitive information such as student and employee records.
Two-step verification (2SV), also known as multifactor authentication or MFA, adds an extra layer of security to your accounts. In addition to providing your password, a second step is added to the login process to provide a second form of verification. This second step may be a code sent to or generated by your phone, or a hardware security key inserted into your computer. Adding this second step ensures that even if your password is compromised, your account remains secure.
The initial phase of our rollout is to make 2SV required on all staff Google accounts, beginning on February 12th, 2024. We strongly recommend you enable it before that date to ensure as smooth a transition as possible. Instructions directly from Google are available, or you can jump straight into your account's security settings to set it up. Over time, we intend to extend 2SV protection to other systems as available.