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Two-Factor Authentication By 2023 Is Not Soon Enough
InformatiionWeek, September 15th, 2022
Despite the complexities involved, organizations must force two-factor authentication sooner than later, as a single password may be the only thing protecting your data.

In May, GitHub took a step toward improving software security, announcing that contributors to all code repositories must use two-factor authentication (2FA) by the end of 2023. While obviously a welcome change, one has to wonder why they're waiting so long.

Employing 2FA increases account security, certainly, but today's software supply chain is too critical (and GitHub is too attractive a target) to wait another year before mandating this now-commonplace protection. Developers, software vendors, and customers should consider what they can do now to strengthen their software, both for their own benefit and that of the rest of the software ecosystem.

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