George Brown College requires all students to use a security feature called multi-factor authentication (MFA) in order to access college accounts and courses. MFA is a cyber security best practice that is widely used by organizations around the world to protect systems and users. Simply put, when logging in using your student account you'll be asked to authenticate on your mobile device as an extra layer of security. You will not need to authenticate with every log in; you will be asked once a month or whenever you sign in from a new location.
The college's MFA uses the Microsoft Authenticator app, which is free and available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The college has no access to your personal devices after you install the app.
To learn about the steps you need to take to set up MFA on your phone and/or computer, visit the college-wide Introducing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) web page.