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Yubico Pioneers the Simplification of Smartcard Support on Mobile for iOS

Yubico is committed to enabling YubiKey integrations for all of our technology partners and enterprise customers with the least amount of friction and time-to-market as possible. With this goal in mind, we are very excited to announce the public general availability of our Yubico Authenticator for iOS app that now supports YubiKey-based smartcard login alongside

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Why Financial Services Shouldn’t Wait for Regulators to Address Strong Authentication

Financial institutions face some of the most stringent and complex regulatory requirements, including financial service compliance requirements around authentication. So much so that the financial service industry is broadly considered the gold standard from a compliance perspective. To comply with existing regulations and thwart cyber attacks, financial institutions were early adopters of two-factor authentication (2FA)

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Sep 8, 2021

YubiKey (4) FIPS Series end of sale and movement to CMVP Historical Validation List

Earlier this year, Yubico introduced the YubiKey 5 FIPS Series. This new line-up of FIPS 140-2 validated YubiKeys enables government agencies and regulated industries to meet the highest authenticator assurance level 3 (AAL3) requirements from the new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP800-63B guidance. Our previous YubiKey (4) FIPS Series which we introduced

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Sep 1, 2021

Yubico’s Secure It Forward program donates YubiKeys to populations that need them most

Since its inception in 2020, Yubico for Free Speech has not only celebrated moments in time with partner organizations but has also donated YubiKeys to over 45 organizations in 20 different countries – all of which was possible thanks to Yubico’s customers.   Yubico for Free Speech, a program where Yubico donates one YubiKey for every

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Aug 30, 2021

Yubico continues to pioneer enterprise integrations with security keys

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of the YubiKey SDK for Desktop that went into public beta in June 2021. It’s an exciting time for Yubico as we launch a key piece of our software portfolio that our enterprise customers and partners have been testing with us that is now ready for

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Hybrid work driven by Covid-19 prompts a shift in financial services security priorities

All industries are dealing with the thorny issue of who comes back to work during the pandemic and who doesn’t, and the return-to-work plans will diverge depending on each enterprise’s needs and culture. But banks, financial institutions, and many other players in the financial services industry are paying close attention to the security perils of

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Zero Trust is the new regulatory minimum for Federal agencies: what does that mean for authentication?

The deadline is looming for federal agencies to implement impersonation-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA), just one of the new stronger security requirements under President Biden’s new cybersecurity executive order (EO 14028). The EO puts security front and center to address some of the worst cyber attacks against the federal government, setting up new federal compliance expectations