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VPN Access Soon to Require Two-Factor Authentication

Over the last month, Wright State has been subject to multiple attempts by external scammers to gain access into our internal network through the use of our VPN. Due to these incidents, in addition to both the increasing levels of motivation and sophistication of these scammers, we must put additional security measures in place to reduce risk to the entire university.

As a result, beginning May 6, 2021, CaTS will require two-factor authentication for all access to our VPN. For those individuals who do not own a smartphone, DUO security tokens can be provided at no cost. To request a security token, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827.

Beginning on May 6th, when entering your username and password to connect to the VPN you will see a 'Second Password' field. In this field you will type in how you want to authenticate using two-factor authentication, either through a passcode, receiving a Duo push, or if you are a faculty or staff member, a phone call.

Instructions on how to access the VPN using two-factor authentication can be found at https://www.wright.edu/information-technology/virtual-private-network-vpn. For more information about two-factor authentication, visit wright.edu/2fa.

We apologize for any inconvenience these measures may cause, however the risk this presents to the university requires these steps be taken. If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827, or emailĀ helpdesk@wright.edu.