From 0 to 34,000 Multifactor Users in Six Months

Tuesday, May 05 | 10:15AM–11:15AM | Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Salon E, Third Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
The University of Colorado was one of many institutions targeted with phishing to steal paychecks using direct deposit redirection at the end of 2013. To reduce risk while maintaining good employee self-service offerings, CU chose to deploy multifactor authentication to select employee self-service functions. In a project that began in February and went live in July, CU deployed mandatory phone-based multifactor for all 34,000 employees. This session will discuss both nontechnical and technical issues in deploying a widespread multifactor system on an enterprise application.

OUTCOMES: Learn to identify the stage and scale of your multifactor efforts * Learn about reasoning and issues in the CU project * Understand key questions when working on large-scale multifactor projects


  • Brad Judy

    Information Security Officer, University of Colorado System

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