Taking Security Seriously
By Emily Chin /
5 May 2015
It’s been an exciting and productive start to Q2 at Sift Science. Our team has worked hard to boost your security and advance our product by ensuring that your data stays safe from cybercriminals. In addition to updating our SSL certificate — enabling stronger encryption when our customers load the Console or send us data — we’re proud to offer two-factor authentication!
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication — also known as 2-factor auth, 2FA, or two-step verification — is a feature that adds an additional layer of security for online accounts. In the case of Sift Science, users must opt-in in order to access this security feature that helps to verify user identity. The goal of this extra step is to combine something that you know (eg: your password) with something only you would have access to (eg: your phone).
Why is Sift offering it?
Our customers trust us with their data so we can help them fight fraud. We want to protect your accounts and data to the best of our ability. Data privacy and security are of the utmost importance and priority for us at Sift Science, and we prioritize the security of our clients’ data above all else. Even with a strong or complex password, 2FA adds an additional layer of security to your account.
How do I set it up?
Getting started with two-factor auth on Sift Science is easy and available for you and your team right now. Just visit the Account tab to access the Your Profile section. Under Security, click the Set up two-factor authentication button to enable 2FA!
That’s it! You’re set up with two-factor auth, and your account is even more secure.
The Sift Science team strongly recommends that you enable two-factor authentication, and encourage your team to do so as well. Think of it as that extra step that makes your account less appealing to fraudulent access.
If you have any questions about security at Sift Science, you can check out our Data & Security FAQ . We’re also available to chat at firstname.lastname@example.org — drop us a line!