Multi-Factor Authentication Now Part of myTC Portal

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Multi-Factor Authentication for myTC Portal

In order to protect your confidential direct deposit banking information accessible via your myTC portal login, all Teachers College faculty and staff will be required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to access their online, self-service direct deposit banking information. MFA provides a secure avenue for TC employees to access direct deposit information from both on and off campus. 

You have probably used some form of MFA with your financial institution or credit card company. As with many financial institutions, when accessing your financial information in the myTC Portal, you will now be required to use something you know (password) with something you have--such as a text message, notification to a smartphone, or a call to a landline in order to verify your identity. 

Teachers College has selected Duo (https://guide.duo.com/) as the MFA service to verify your identity for the myTC Portal. 

For more information and step-by-step instructions, please visit: www.tc.columbia.edu/computing/secure-computing/how-to-use-duo 

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk. 

Daniel Aracena, CIO 
Teachers College, Columbia University 
T:212.678.3300  
E: servicedesk@tc.columbia.edu 

Beginning Thursday, February 8, in order to protect your confidential direct deposit banking information accessible via your myTC portal login, all Teachers College faculty and staff will be required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to access their online, self-service direct deposit banking information. MFA provides a secure avenue for TC employees to access direct deposit information from both on and off campus. 

You have probably used some form of MFA with your financial institution or credit card company. As with many financial institutions, when accessing your financial information in the myTC Portal, you will now be required to use something you know (password) with something you have--such as a text message, notification to a smartphone, or a call to a landline in order to verify your identity. 

Teachers College has selected Duo (https://guide.duo.com/) as the MFA service to verify your identity for the myTC Portal. 

Starting the week of Feb 5th, you will receive an email notifying you of the date your account will be activated for multi-factor authentication. For more information and step-by-step instructions, please visit: www.tc.columbia.edu/computing/secure-computing/how-to-use-duo 

If you have any questions prior to Thursday, Feb 8th, please contact the Service Desk. In addition, beginning, Thursday, Feb, 8th a member of CIS will be available from 11am-4pm at the Service Desk (Grace Dodge 70) specifically to answer any questions you may have about multi-factor authentication or assist with setting up your Duo account in the myTC Portal. 

Daniel Aracena, CIO 
Teachers College, Columbia University 
T:212.678.3300  
E: servicedesk@tc.columbia.edu 

Published Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

Multi-Factor Authentication for myTC Portal

Beginning Thursday, February 8, in order to protect your confidential direct deposit banking information accessible via your myTC portal login, all Teachers College faculty and staff will be required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to access their online, self-service direct deposit banking information. MFA provides a secure avenue for TC employees to access direct deposit information from both on and off campus. 

You have probably used some form of MFA with your financial institution or credit card company. As with many financial institutions, when accessing your financial information in the myTC Portal, you will now be required to use something you know (password) with something you have--such as a text message, notification to a smartphone, or a call to a landline in order to verify your identity. 

Teachers College has selected Duo (https://guide.duo.com/) as the MFA service to verify your identity for the myTC Portal. 

Starting the week of Feb 5th, you will receive an email notifying you of the date your account will be activated for multi-factor authentication. For more information and step-by-step instructions, please visit: www.tc.columbia.edu/computing/secure-computing/how-to-use-duo 

If you have any questions prior to Thursday, Feb 8th, please contact the Service Desk. In addition, beginning, Thursday, Feb, 8th a member of CIS will be available from 11am-4pm at the Service Desk (Grace Dodge 70) specifically to answer any questions you may have about multi-factor authentication or assist with setting up your Duo account in the myTC Portal. 

Daniel Aracena, CIO 
Teachers College, Columbia University 
T:212.678.3300  
E: servicedesk@tc.columbia.edu 

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CrowdStrike Antivirus

CIS is working to replace McAfee--our current antivirus software-- with CrowdStrike, which will provide the TC community with greater protection against online threats, including improved malware prevention.

Faculty and staff who use TC-owned desktops and laptops will not need to do anything in order to facilitate the change--CrowdStrike will be installed and McAfee will be removed remotely by CIS.

Once CrowdStrike has been installed, you will not need to do anything to activate or use the software—CrowdStrike uses real-time protection and runs in the background.

Students will also have access to a free download of CrowdStrike. To install the software, please log into the myTC Portal and locate the Computer Security & Antivirus section under TC Bookmarks.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, contact the Service Desk at 212.678.3300 or servicedesk@tc.columbia.edu.

CIS is working to replace McAfee--our current antivirus software-- with Crowdstrike, which will provide the TC community with greater protection against online threats, including improved malware prevention.

Faculty and staff who use TC-owned desktops and laptops will not need to do anything in order to facilitate the change--Crowdstrike will be installed and McAfee will be removed remotely by CIS.

Once Crowdstrike has been installed, you will not need to do anything to activate or use the software—Crowdstrike uses real-time protection and runs in the background.

Students will also have access to a free download of Crowdstrike. To install the software, please log into the myTC Portal and locate the Computer Security & Antivirus section under TC Bookmarks.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, contact the Service Desk at 212.678.3300 or servicedesk@tc.columbia.edu.

Published Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

CrowdStrike Antivirus

CIS is working to replace McAfee--our current antivirus software-- with Crowdstrike, which will provide the TC community with greater protection against online threats, including improved malware prevention.

Faculty and staff who use TC-owned desktops and laptops will not need to do anything in order to facilitate the change--Crowdstrike will be installed and McAfee will be removed remotely by CIS.

Once Crowdstrike has been installed, you will not need to do anything to activate or use the software—Crowdstrike uses real-time protection and runs in the background.

Students will also have access to a free download of Crowdstrike. To install the software, please log into the myTC Portal and locate the Computer Security & Antivirus section under TC Bookmarks.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, contact the Service Desk at 212.678.3300 or servicedesk@tc.columbia.edu.

How This Gift Connects The Dots
 
Scholarships & Fellowships
 
Faculty & Programs
 
Campus & Technology
 
Financial Flexibility
 
Engage TC Alumni & Friends