Why is MFA being required for NCEdCloud?

As a part of continuing efforts to enhance the security posture of statewide IT systems, and due to the access NCEdCloud LEA Administrators and LEA Data Auditors have to student and employee data, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will now be required for users with either of these roles in the NCEdCloud IAM Service.  NCDPI will implement MFA for these privileged users statewide beginning Thursday, May 9th, 2019. This is a first step towards expanding similar security measures to educators and administrators with privileged access to staff and student data.