Author: Ronnie Manning

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2022: A year of phishing with a solution to calm the seas

In 2022, phishing scams continued to hook into consumers and enterprise accounts. In fact, recent research from EMA revealed that 87% of surveyed businesses indicate that their organization experienced an identity-related security breach in the preceding 12 months. Many successes of the sophisticated phishing scams were due to legacy MFA implementations such as SMS, mobile

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Phishing attacks are on the rise: are you prepared? 

It doesn’t have to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month to read a flurry of news about human-based phishing attack stories – also called smishing if the “fishing line” is cast via SMS. These attacks boil down to the art of tricking people into revealing personal information and credentials – including usernames, passwords, authentication codes, and sensitive

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Making sense of the alphabet soup within authentication and modern MFA terminology

The vast majority of all cyberattacks start with stolen login passwords or other credentials. In a world that is moving to the cloud, our work, personal and government communication systems have become more accessible and vulnerable for anyone on the internet. Of all the different cyberattacks, credential phishing is by far the largest problem and

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Now is the time to accelerate phishing resistant MFA

While 2021 isn’t quite over yet, at Yubico, we took a moment to reflect on many of the changes and impacts that have happened in the cybersecurity industry. This year has marked some of the biggest security breaches in history including the SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline hacks. And with these cybersecurity attacks, we’ve seen: Action

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Making the internet safer for everyone, one YubiKey at a time

When the internet was designed 30 years ago, security was not a priority as it was primarily created as a way to connect and easily share information with others around the world. Fast forward to today with news of hacks and breaches almost daily, much of the online world is trying to play catch up

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GitHub no longer accepts passwords for Git authentication, secure your accounts with YubiKey

GitHub has been a longstanding supporter of strong security for its customers and developer communities. From its most recent support for using U2F and FIDO2 security keys for SSH, to its 2019 announcement of Web Authentication (WebAuthn) support for security keys and 2015 Universal Second Factor (U2F) support, the company has continued to give its

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Jul 26, 2021

Join Yubico at Black Hat USA 2021 for an in-person and virtual look into the future of authentication

This year, Black Hat is celebrating its 24th year! We’re excited to be back both virtually and in person. Will you be in Vegas or catching all the action online? Either way, we’d love to see you!  You can visit us at Black Hat USA 2021 in Las Vegas at booth #1471 to see live

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Yubico and ID.me provide remote identity proofing, YubiKey delivery, and strong authentication for NY Air National Guard (and see our joint presentation at Identiverse)

The pandemic has forced a digital transformation of how and where employees work at an accelerated rate, driving remote work scenarios for tens of thousands of state and federal personnel. These accelerated work scenarios require users to be strongly verified and authenticated. A strong binding between the remote identity proofing process and the authenticator is

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Yubico research reveals that cybersecurity best practices, including password protection, and employee training in the UK, France, and Germany are lackluster with the proliferation of employees working from home

We all know there have been major paradigm shifts in the workplace caused by the pandemic. With the explosion of working from home (WFH), millions of employees now call their basements and bedrooms home offices. Security professionals scrambled to put together employee onboarding and authentication protocols that met new cybersecurity requirements for remote employees. Over

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How will authentication standards evolve in 2021 and beyond?

Authentication standards development is like a slow-moving, winding river. It often takes years of dedicated work to reach new milestones, yet it feeds the entire security ecosystem and sustains digital workflow safety throughout the enterprise. While the benefits of this river are often invisible to the end-user, CISOs and developers are thinking about the river’s