All Deakin student accounts must have Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) applied to them within 30 days of activation.
MFA is a special security measure that you can add to your online accounts. Instead of just using a password, it requires you to input a combination of security information.
Deakin enforces MFA to protect all our accounts and data. We use an app called Duo to perform MFA to verify your identity when you log in to all Deakin applications (in addition to your username and password). You can download Duo and set up MFA on your devices now.
We also recommend you strengthen your passwords by using passphrases, and use a password manager to remember them.
Our lives are increasingly taking place in digital spaces, so it’s important to learn how to stay safe online, how to protect your personal information and how to be aware of risks and scams.