At KRC it will become mandatory for all staff and volunteers who have a @krcla.org email account to adopt two-factor phone authentication. Each person must set it up on their own - please review the steps below. If you need help, please ask Ilsoo Noh.
A lot of sensitive data is accessible with KRC's email account. Without two-factor authentication, all that is needed to access a KRC email account is the correct password, and given the current security practices, passwords can be liable for leaking. With two-factor authentication, the intruder needs to have both the password and the person's phone at hand. This reduces the number of security breaches by over 99%.
You don't have to authenticate with your phone every time. You will only need to authenticate:
- The first time you are using your computer
- Every 30 days from the first login
- Each time you move to a different geographic location (eg from Los Angeles to Washington DC)
- Login to KRC gmail
- Click the gear icon on the top right
- In "Accounts" tab, click "Google Account settings"
- In "Sign-in & security" box, click "Signing in to Google"
- Click "2-Step Verification"
- Click Get Started, enter password again
- Enter your cell phone number -> Next
- Receive the number you received via text message (Your Google verification code is xxxx) -> Next
- Click "Turn On"
- Optional: You can also add office phone numbers to be ready for when you lose your cell phone, etc