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Feb 19, 2021

Yubico for Free Speech Spotlight: RedesAyuda

Less than one year ago, Yubico launched a 20:1 donation-led program, where we pledged to donate 1 YubiKey for every 20 YubiKeys sold on Yubico.com. The program, called Yubico for Free Speech, is dedicated to securing organizations, their constituents, and at-risk individuals who are focused on protecting free speech and journalism, defending human rights, and upholding democratic

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Examining the CISO agenda in 2021

CISOs are paid to worry, and there’s a lot to worry about in 2021. The recent SolarWinds breach, the Capitol break-in, and a series of high-profile hacks are spurring many enterprises to re-examine their security strategies. We discuss what lies ahead with Yubico’s CISO, Chad Thunberg. Q: What’s top of mind for CISOs in 2021? The SolarWinds

Doing the Math: Why strong authentication for every employee makes sense

By now, it’s an all-too-familiar routine… Step 1: Organization suffers an expensive and embarrassing security breach.  Step 2: Organization hastily introduces multi-factor authentication (or steps up its efforts to mandate its usage).  Oftentimes, it takes a breach to make organizations fully embrace strong authentication. But why? We know that usernames and passwords alone cannot provide sufficient security, and we know that SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) has been deprecated time

Why 3 government agencies are relying on hardware-based MFA with YubiKeys

America’s government is under attack. To put it more accurately, its governments are under attack, all the time, at every level — federal, state, and local — from opportunistic scammers, sophisticated cybercriminals, and even state actors. We’ve all seen the stories about intelligence services stealing political emails, snooping into election systems, and even penetrating the US power grid. But those are just

Wrapping up 2020: A year where technology and internet security prevailed

Never has the world been more dependent on the internet, and never has it been more attacked than in 2020. In fact, it proved to be a year where trust in many of our systems was challenged. Yet I remain an eternal optimist and believe that we can transform the hard lessons learned in 2020

4 things ‘Among Us’ can teach security professionals about authentication

You’re making good progress on this task. One more data upload and then you’re out of here. But right before you can complete the upload, a klaxon blares. There’s been an attack! Time to head to the meeting room for the usual finger-pointing and scapegoating before the team decides who to jettison from the ship.

Lessons from the SolarWinds incident

Last week, a large and expertly run espionage operation was made public — one that began no later than October 2019, and which had been actively exploiting victims since at least early 2020. This incident is particularly interesting for several reasons: for the breadth of sensitive global government and industry targets, for misuse of a

Yubico releases new public beta versions of iOS and Android mobile SDKs

Today, Yubico is excited to release public beta versions of the next generation of our mobile SDKs for both iOS and Android platforms. The Yubico Mobile SDKs can be used to integrate multi-protocol YubiKey support into mobile apps via near-field communication (NFC), Lightning, and USB connections (USB available for Android only). With this public preview, we want to give

#YubiSecure: Take your Twitter security to the next level with increased 2FA support

Great news YubiFans! As of today, Twitter made it a lot easier for you to tweet safely and keep your accounts secure. Phishing-resistant YubiKey authentication via WebAuthn is now supported on Twitter’s desktop, Android and iOS mobile applications.  With native WebAuthn support throughout the Twitter platform, you can register and use a USB-, NFC-, or Lightning-compatible security key, like

AWS Expands YubiKey Support with AWS SSO WebAuthn Integration

Another win for FIDO at the heels of its first industry conference, Authenticate 2020.  AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) has introduced native WebAuthn support to secure user access to AWS accounts and business applications using strong, FIDO-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) with YubiKeys.  Broader choice of authentication methods by AWS SSO is a win for modern authentication that has historically