OIT continues to enforce Google 2-Step Verification for purple data users

In July, OIT implemented a new policy requiring campus users with access to purple or sensitive data to enable Google 2-Step Verification on their Google Apps @ NC State account and any Google Generic Accounts (centrally shared accounts) to which they are listed as owners or contacts in Web Registry.

The initial round affected campus users in OnBase Imaging, Human Resources, Financial and Student systems, and other identified users with known permission roles to access sensitive data.

OIT is now continuing its policy enforcement to include specific units whose employees are handling sensitive information (purple data) and who were not included in the initial round. In many cases, these campus units will implement Google 2-Step for their entire staff. The targeted deadline to implement Google 2-Step in this second round is Tuesday, Nov. 1. OIT will notify individuals who will be impacted by this second round of 2-step enforcement and will inform them of training and drop-in sessions.

While 2-Step Verification is not yet mandatory for all employees, OIT strongly encourages all campus units to enable it now. To enroll, see Google 2-Step Verification.

We would also like to remind you that NC State University will never ask you for your password or security codes for Google 2-Step Verification. Please do not share this information with anyone.