ISO Position Paper
Position Title: Duo Security Multifactor Usage
Position Audience: Princeton University Community
Contact: Information Security Office: InfoSec@princeton.edu
Position Release Date: August 1, 2019
Passwords have long been inherently weak in that even strong passwords can fall into the
wrong hands through phishing or other means. Relying on passwords alone for authentication
puts University information at risk.
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is currently the best means to secure accounts of any type that
rely on a password for authentication. Even if the password were to be obtained by attackers,
MFA will most often prevent the account from being used successfully. It is the ISO’s position
that all members of the Princeton University community must use Duo Security’s MFA product
to help protect University accounts.
Data classification: Public