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Session T-03 Federal Student Aid Technical Architecture Initiatives James McMahon Ganesh Reddy U.S. Department of Education Person Record Management System and PIN Re-engineering James McMahon NSLDS DMCS DLCS DLSS COD Gathering and Using Person Data Aid Awareness and Application
U.S. Department of Education
The PDM solution includes two databases: Person Data Hub and the Person Directory:
Virtual Keyboard, Two Factor Authentication,
Active Confirmation and
FAA Access to CPS Online
Quick fixes and high impact improvements that can be implemented in a short timeframe to enhance the IT security
Keylogging (Keystroke logging) is a method of capturing and recording user keystrokes. Some of the common technologies used to evade keylogging include:
Virtual keyboards are provided on the application login page and do not require end users acquire additional software
Virtual keyboards are provided on the Security Architecture (SA) login page and do not require end users acquire additional software. Some of the features of Federal Student Aid Virtual Keyboard include:
Federal Student Aid is implementing Two-Factor Authentication (T-FA) for privileged users to access Federal Student Aid systems from the internet to enhance the security of its information systems
Two-Factor Authentication (T-FA) uses two pieces of information and processes (two different methods) to authenticate a person's identity for security purposes.
Authentication factors are generally classified into three categories:
Two-Factor Authentication requires the use of solutions from two of the three categories of factors.
Some of the common technologies used as the second factor authentication in concert with User ID and Password include:
Two-Factor Authentication solution features:
The DPA Roster
The FAA Roster
Enhance current state of access to limit use of Personal Identifying Information (PII)
Currently: Enter SSN and DOB on the login page to access the Student Aid Internet WebEnroll Site
Enter SSN, first 2 letters of last name, DOB, and PIN on the FAA Access to CPS Online login page to access the application
FAA Access to CPS Online Registration link can be accessed from the FAA Access Login page
Confirm your identity by entering the FSA provided Unique Identifier
Confirm or update your current Email address
Your name retrieved from SAIG Participation Management System cannot be updated
Select a password and choose any three Challenge Response Questions and provide answers
These questions will be used to reset your password
Confirm the Role retrieved from SAIG Participation Management enrollment system
Confirm the registration information
System confirms successful Registration
You will receive your User ID in the email
If you forget your password, the “Forgot Password” link can be used to reset your password. This link is located on the Login Page.
Provide your User ID to retrieve your challenge questions
You will be prompted to answer one of the Challenge Response Questions to confirm your identity
Provide a new password - this will replace your old password
Your password has been changed
Enter User ID and password on the FAA Access to CPS Online Login page
to access the application
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