After the implementation of a two-factor authentication (2FA) initiative for campus accounts, Florida State University (FSU) announced that compromised accounts are projected to decrease 96% compared to 2020 levels. Due to the success of the program, students, faculty and staff at the Tallahassee university will no longer be required to reset their passwords.

The 2FA program was designed to provide extra security to FSU accounts and prevent unauthorized access. Individuals are prompted to verify their identity via the Duo Mobile app each time they sign in to a protected FSU system.

Previously, students, faculty and staff were required to reset their FSU password periodically to secure their account. However, the success of 2FA eliminates the need for mandatory password resets.

Now, students and staff will only be required to reset their password in the event of an account compromise.