OVERVIEW

Data Breaches are getting more common and Security Threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated.Passwords have long been the standard for securing information behind a login, to authenticate users as valid users of the information. However, with the increasing sophistication of threats, passwords are nolonger sufficient to secure information.To address this, alternate factors of authentication, besides passwords, are required to secure user accounts. Authentication factors are classified as:
1. What you know – Passwords, Access Codes, Answers to Security Questions, etc.
2. What you have – Registered Mobile Numbers, Email IDs etc. for One-Time Passcodes
3. What you are – Biometrics such as Retina, Fingerprints, etc.
To provide a highly secure environment, authentication during logins must be adaptive. MFA understands deviations from regular user behavior patterns and requires additional authentication by the user with a different factor other than passwords. Criteria considered to monitor deviations from patterns include accessing users’ time-zone, geo-location and device among others.

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CAMPUS CONSORTIUM GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Campus Consortium offers Grant Programs for a variety of solutions, products, and services. These in-kind grants of software and services are underwritten by Campus Consortium technology vendors and are designed to give Institutions with smaller IT budget a chance to implement new technology services that meet their needs while reducing time and costs associated with implementing new technologies.

Campus Consortium help Institutions reduce costs while implementing the vendors’ technologies on campus. Interviews and technical assessment are required of all selected applicants.

MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION GRANT OVERVIEW

This in-kind grant of software and services is underwritten by Campus Consortium technology vendor, and is designed to provide an institution with a Multi-Factor Authentication solution.

The Multi -Factor Authentication Grant provides selected institutions an in-kind grant of software and services award up to $50,000 over a period of five years. The grant is intended at covering cost towards licensing, hosting, professional services, and support costs associated with the implementation of the Multi-Factor Authentication solution.

*A limited number of in-kind grants of software and services to be awarded.

BENEFITS OF MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION SOLUTION

  • Password Manager Integration
  • Role Based Authentication Through Modes like SMS, Email, Mobile app
  • Verify Users Through Challenge Questions
  • Push Authentication Notification
  • Diverse Detection Criteria
  • Fingerprint Authentication

WHO CAN APPLY & WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA?

  • Accredited Higher Education institutions and K-12 schools are eligible to apply.
  • Institutions are eligible to apply for multiple grants. Separate applications are required for each grant pursued.
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate institutional purpose in the form of a “letter of intent” signed by Dean/President or member of campus leadership team. The letter should indicate the challenges the solution aims to solve and why the grant would be helpful to the institution.

*Previous awardees are eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for the grant, then write to us at grantapplication@campusconsortium.org.

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