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Box to be protected by MFA starting April 29

Apr. 23, 2020, 5:29 PM


As Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to support work-at-home efforts for many employees, workforce members are using online collaboration tools more than ever to effectively work from home offices.

To further support the Work at Home initiative and improve VUMC’s cybersecurity posture, VUMC Enterprise Cybersecurity (VEC) is expanding the use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to enhance protection of VUMC systems and data. MFA is considered the industry standard for protecting systems and resources from cyberattacks.

On Wednesday, April 29, VUMC users accessing Box will be required to use MFA to complete the login process.

If you have already enrolled in MFA, you are familiar with the authentication process. When you attempt to access VUMC resources protected by MFA, you will use either a hard token or your phone to authenticate with a six-digit code, in addition to your username and password.

MFA is currently in place for the Virtual Private Network (VPN) and certain areas of AccessVUMC and C2HR. Clinicians who prescribe controlled substances also use MFA.

If you haven’t yet enrolled in MFA, use the convenient MFA Configuration Assistant  before April 29 to maintain access to Box. For more information on MFA, visit the VEC website.

If you do not have access to a smartphone or tablet, or if you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact the VUMC IT/NTT Help Desk at 615-343-HELP/3-4357, or submit a Pegasus Ticket.

Take action and enroll in MFA before April 29. If you do not, you will not be able to login to Box.

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