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Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018
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The grant will allow the center to accept 36 veterans into the innovative, two-week treatment program aimed at reducing severity of PTSD symptoms, suicidal thinking and improving family relationships. The R&R Program, operated in partnership with the National Ability Center in Park City, combines individual cognitive processing therapy and recreational activities for service members and veterans with PTSD. More than 70 percent of veterans who complete the program report significant reductions in PTSD symptoms and more than half can no longer be diagnosed with PTSD. Over half of veterans who begin the program with suicidal thoughts report complete remission of these thoughts when reassessed six months later.
The center’s executive director is Craig J. Bryan, who also is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the U.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation supports programs that help post-9/11 impacted veterans, service members and their families thrive.
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The Strategic Information Technology Committee approved this decision for a number of reasons – most importantly, recent industry guidance and practice has indicated that phone calls and text messages are vulnerable and not considered secure methods of authentication. There is also a significant cost associated with providing these authentication methods. The phone call option was intended to be a backup or emergency method for using Duo, yet for many it has become their primary method. The new backup option for Duo authentication will now be completed through the central university help desks (contact information below).
You may choose one of the following options for 2FA, which are used by the majority of campus and U Health users:
Duo mobile app:
- Easiest and fastest method
- Install on a smartphone or tablet (includes Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices)
- Two options to authenticate:
- Mobile push notification (select “approve” or “deny” from your device’s home screen or Duo notification page — no need to type in a code)
- Type in a passcode (network connectivity is not required for this option)
Duo hardware token:
Visit the 2FA webpage, Duo 2FA overview article, and Duo tutorial video found in Pulse (U Health) or Bridge (campus) for more information. If you have questions, contact the UIT Help Desk (801-581-4000, option 1) or ITS Service Desk (801-587-6000) for assistance.
For more information or to nominate a veteran to be honored, go to veteransday.utah.edu or call 801-587-7722.