Security Tools


Computing and Technology Services (CTS) uses several tools to promote a safe computing environment for University students and employees.

Authentication services

Access to campus services may be protected using authentication services. Authentication is the process of comparing credentials provided, such as your MultiPass username and password, with those on file for authorized individuals.

Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security approach that uses two factors to authenticate your identity when signing into a website, application or other online services. These factors include something you know, like a password, and something you have, like a mobile device or hardware token.


In some cases, you may need to send documents or emails using encryption, also known as password protection. This secure format requires recipients to enter a password to view the document or email they received.

External email tags

External email tags will notify you when an email has been sent from someone outside of the University. This notification alerts you to potential risks of clicking on links or opening attachments in emails sent from an unrecognized sender.

Safe Links evaluates all links included in an incoming email message to determine if they point to safe or harmful content. Links will display modified URLs that begin with ""

Sophos antivirus software

Sophos Home provides advanced, real-time protection from malware, ransomware and hacking attempts. Employees and students can download Sophos Home on personally-owned computers and mobile devices for free!


Spirion helps protect you and the University from identity theft. Each week, Spirion scans University-managed computers to find personally identifiable information (PII). If PII is found on your University-managed computer, you will be required to review the results and take action accordingly.