When it comes to account security, it is best to protect with both something you know (your password) and something you have (Duo with your phone or mobile app). This second factor of authentication is separate from your username and password- Duo never sees your password.
Remember, the information you are protecting is your own.
These measures protect you.
Using two-factor authentication prevents unauthorized access to your account even if your password is compromised, because you will be promoted by Duo if there is a suspicious login attempt. If this occurs, contact the Help Desk immediately.
Two-factor authentication will be required when you first log into a system or use a new device. You will have the option to allow Duo to remember your browser so you won't need to use Duo every time you login. For MICA staff or faculty whose job require access to student, faculty or staff personal information, Duo will prompt for authentication more frequently.