Posted on: June 10, 2021
Why DUO MFA?
Your network credentials provide access to email, the TRU Employee portal, Moodle, Microsoft Cloud Services (including Office, Teams and OneDrive) and other network resources.
In December 2020, over 17 unsuspecting TRU employees opened a malicious email message, clicked on a scam link and provided their user credentials to a fake website. The bad actors then used these credentials to send spam all over the world, which resulted in over 60 hours of IT work cleaning the servers and fixing TRU’s reputation. This also prevented communication to students from Faculty.
Multi-factor Authentication provides a second layer of security, requiring you to have your password AND a second form of authentication, like the Duo Mobile Application. This can protect user logins even if usernames and passwords are stolen.
Thompson Rivers University will be using the free DUO mobile application to double up on security. More information on how to install the Duo mobile app on your device is available at https://www.tru.ca/its/infosecurity/mfa.html
Below is the tentative schedule that the Information Security Office will be using to connect Administration and CUPE Staff to Duo.
Faculty will be connected later in 2021.
|Phase||Division / Departments||First Duo Email||Duo Enrollment Date|
|1||AVED-Disability Programs, Co-op and Work Integrated Learning, Environment & Sustainability, Finance, Indigenous Education, Internal Audit, Internal Audit, Office of Quality Assurance, Office of the President, Procurement Services, Regional Offices, Return to Campus, Risk Management Services, TRU Secretariat, VP Academic, VP Administration & Finance||June 9, 2021||June 23, 2021|
|2||Enrollment Services & University Registrar||June 14, 2021||July 5, 2021|
|3||People and Culture||June 29, 2021||July 14, 2021|
|4||Library, Open Learning||July 12, 2021||July 28, 2021|
|5||Advancement, Faculty of Student Development, School of Nursing||July 19, 2021||August 4, 2021|
|6||Marketing and Communications, School of Business and Economics, TRU World||July 26, 2021||August 11, 2021|
|7||Ancillary Services, Campus Infrastructure & Sustainability, Faculty of Adventure Culinary Arts & Tourism, Integrated Planning & Effectiveness, Research & Grad Studies, Williams Lake Campus||August 3, 2021||August 18, 2021|
|8||Athletics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education & Social Work, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, School of Trades||August 9, 2021||August 25, 2021|
|9||Auxiliaries||August 16, 2021||September 1, 2021|
|10||Faculty, Faculty-Emeritus||October 4, 2021||October 20, 2021|
|11||Others||October 18, 2021||November 1, 2021|
If you have any further questions or concerns about this enrollment process, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or the IT Service Desk.