What is MFA?
MFA reduces the risks associated with compromised passwords by adding an additional layer of security to protect your information. If your password is hacked or phished, MFA makes the stolen password less useful by itself.
You already sign in using your JCU username and password, however, MFA adds a second form of security to confirm your identity, for example using an authenticator app on your mobile device to confirm your identity.
Authentication factor examples are:
- Something you have eg: Smartphone or YubiKey
- Something you know eg: Password or PIN number
Using your mobile phone is often the most convenient form of MFA.