[Ads-l] 'Cohortium'

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Wed Dec 10 19:20:29 UTC 2014

A new word--only appears (Googe-ly) in the context in which I first encountered it: 

'The MFA Cohortium 
The MFA Cohortium's goal is to advance the use of MFA in higher education. The Cohortium unites a committed group of campuses in a focused 15-month effort to help themselves and others to make real progress towards MFA deployments.' 

MFA refers to 'multifactor authentication'--the requirement to have something in addition to a password for authentication, such as a message sent to a cellphone or fingerprintes. 
I'm listening to a webinar right now on what the Cohortium is doing to encourage the use of MFA on university campuses. 

Geoffrey S. Nathan 
Faculty Liaison, C&IT 
and Professor, Linguistics Program 
+1 (313) 577-1259 (C&IT) 

Nobody at Wayne State will EVER ask you for your password. Never send it to anyone in an email, no matter how authentic the email looks. 

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