2021: Both challenging and promising for cyber security

January 11, 2022 2 minute read

2021 was a challenging, yet promising year for cyber security. This past year, we saw critical infrastructure, which we may have taken for granted in the past, breached and disrupted. My father, who lives in Sweden, could not buy food in his local grocery store, and coworkers and friends on the east coast in the US could not fuel their cars. Our society has become increasingly dependent on an internet that was not designed for security, and we’ve seen cyber criminals become more sophisticated, organized, and aggressive. 

On the promising front, governments, cloud providers, and enterprises around the world are taking action. The vast majority of all cyber attacks either begin with, or involve credential theft. The White House’s executive order acknowledged this fact by requesting phishing-resistant Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as a critical component for modern cyber defense. 

At Yubico, we are humbled and grateful to be making a difference in cyber security. In 2021, as summarized in this (Yubi)Key happenings video, we continued to work closely with our ecosystem partners and the open standards community to serve customers, launch new products, scale production, and grow our team. 

We thank you all for your support as we enter the new year and continue on our mission together. We’re not letting the fraudsters limit the potential of what the internet is and can be.
To a happy and safer year for all!