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UTORMFA Bypass Code Service Now Available

The bypass code service for UTORMFA is now available. Users are encouraged to generate their bypass codes as soon as possible. These codes will allow you to login if your mobile device or hardware token is lost, broken or unavailable.  What are UTORMFA bypass codes?  The UTORMFA bypass code service generates 10 unique, single-use codes. If you lose your phone or hardware token, you can … Read More

UTORMFA “remember me” feature extended to seven days

Information security is pleased to share that UTORMFA’s “remember me” feature will extend from one day to seven days. This change will take place on October 7. This will reduce the number of times a user must authenticate through UTORMFA. With this update, users who select “remember me” will only have to provide their second factor of … Read More

A new look for UTORMFA is coming soon!

During the week of October 11th to 15th, UTORMFA users will see a new look on the Duo Mobile application.   1.What is changing?   Duo Mobile,  which provides UTORMFA’s two-factor authentication service, is introducing a redesigned version of its app.   The redesigned Duo Mobile app is designed to make the login experience better by:  … Read More

E-Token retirement coming soon

In the coming months, e-token authentication for high security logins will migrate to UTORMFA. UTORMFA has already been adopted by over 9000 members of the U of T community. UTORMFA, powered by DUO, is a software based multi-factor authentication method that authenticates user logins via prompts sent to a user’s phone. UTORMFA is easy to use, quick to set up … Read More

Multi-factor authentication self-enrollment for faculty, researchers and librarians  

Faculty, researchers and librarians can now self-enroll in the University of Toronto’s multi-factor authentication (UTORMFA) solution. Login with confidence knowing your U of T account, teaching, and research are protected with this new security feature.  UTORMFA is:  Simple: Only two clicks for a safer login.   Fast: Self-enroll in minutes.  Secure: Organizations that use MFA are … Read More

Learn about U of T’s multi-factor authentication service

Join the UTORMFA project team to learn about U of T’s latest information security solution: multi-factor authentication (MFA). UTORMFA roll outs have been underway across the tri-campus and all USW and appointed staff should be self-enrolled by May 2021.   In the info session, attendees will learn what UTORMFA is and how it works. Matt Wilks, … Read More

Remote Access Ladder

When working remotely, there are 3 tiers of access technology. You should use the lowest one appropriate to your needs. Access Tier Description Uses 1: HTTPS HTTPS provides security  for traffic transiting the internet. It can be combined with logins to provide access to web-based applications. Most web applications which use UofT weblogin accessible through … Read More

Whitehats, Red Team-Blue Team, Capture the Flag…

Recently Allan Stojanovic, one of the key members of the network visibility and InfoSec incident response team, organized and participated in a ‘Whitehat Challenge’ with CERN. Their goal was to, in a controlled way, hack at CERN’s infrastructure for the purpose of discovering vulnerabilities and, in turn, improving the security design of services. CERN acknowledgement: And the … Read More

Improved Information Security and Enterprise Architecture Website

Welcome to the re-vamped Information Security and Enterprise Architecture  (ISEA) website. The objective for the new site is to improve the presentation and usability of ISEA’s services and information. In conjunction with the Information Security Awareness and Education site (, you can easily find information and see it presented in a format that fits your needs. New … Read More