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Okta - What is Multifactor Authentication and why is it required?
Why do we need Multifactor Authentication?
Login credentials are more valuable than ever and are increasingly easy to compromise. Over 90% of breaches today involve compromised usernames & passwords. Multifactor Authentication enhances the security of your account by using a secondary method and/or device to verify your identity. This prevents anyone but you from accessing your account, even if they know your password.
Maintaining a secure computing environment is an important goal of Campus Technology Services. Pursuant to UW System Administrative Procedure 1030.A - Information Security: Authentication (UW System Security Policies).