Two factor authentication (2FA) is becoming more and more important when it comes to securing your cloud assets. 2FA increases security by requiring that the user has access to two separate components. For example, something you know (e.g. a password) and something you have (e.g. a phone or token generator).
Many previous data breaches could have been easily avoided if the target company used 2FA. Last year JPMorgan Chase was attacked, as were Tablooa and Forbes. Later it was disclosed that JPMorgan Chase’s data breach fiasco could have been avoided if they implemented 2FA. The same can be said about Tablooa and Forbes.
If you are concerned about different cloud services, and would like to enroll in 2FA in as many places as possible, visit TwoFactorAuth.org. They do a great job tracking different cloud companies and the availability of 2FA.
As you can see, Engine Yard is listed as having having 2FA available.
Engine Yard is committed to security and we continually do everything we can to ensure all environments are secure. We have increased security measures regarding system access and physical security for our staff around the globe.
This is why we offer 2FA on our platform. If you are an existing customer and you would like to have it enabled, visit our Development Center.