Enhanced Email Security and Multi-Factor Authentication

Our Technology Services staff monitors the global cybersecurity threat environment to protect the College, our students, faculty, and staff as well as our data and infrastructure from these threats. Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the primary method for reducing risk to our information security and the likelihood that you or the College could be a victim. Enhancing our email quarantine processes also helps to weed out malicious emails before they get to your inbox.

Enhanced Email Security

  • Technology Services will be increasing email security by implementing a more stringent quarantining process starting Tuesday, July 27.
  • We ask that you monitor your Junk Mail in Outlook more closely to validate you are receiving your mail.
  • Please contact Technology Services if known legitimate email is missing.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is coming to ALL Madison College Systems

  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all Madison College services will become mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students on Tuesday, July 27.
  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires two forms of verification when using your Madison College Logon and adds critical protection for your sign-on credentials.
  • Today, MFA is used for off-campus logons for VPN (Virtual Private Network), VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), and Workday.
  • MFA will be required when using Madison College services off-campus.
  • There will be no MFA requirement for on-campus logons.

We are deploying MFA for Madison College services in response to a dramatic rise in the scope and sophistication of phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks that are targeting our faculty, staff, and students. The high rate of successfully compromised passwords is a serious and pervasive threat to information security at Madison College.

If you have not registered a mobile device or phone number for MFA, please follow these instructions.

Please contact the Library Help Desk for support or if you have questions - 608-243-4444.

Student Involvement