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Salesforce is requiring MFA: Why this matters and what you can do

As sophisticated cyberattacks continue their relentless pursuit towards SMBs and enterprises, companies must prioritize improvements to their cybersecurity infrastructure to better secure their customers, employees, and partners. Username and passwords no longer provide adequate security against the ever evolving landscape of cyberattacks.   Late last year, Salesforce took a strong and decisive stance, announcing that beginning

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Yubico’s top information security recommendations for 2022

Last  week, we shared a look back at 2021, which experienced an increase in the number of high profile security breaches, many involving devastating ransomware attacks. Attackers preyed on traditionally softer targets like hospitals, schools, and local governments, in addition to the continued focus on the supply chain. Although the root cause for many of

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2021: Both challenging and promising for cyber security

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

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MFA implementation and the users you need to reach: overachievers, traditionalists and cautious employees

When a breach investigation team assembles after an incident at a company or organization, misinformed users often get added to the ‘suspects list’ because accidents happen that sometimes lead to holes in security. Though everyone in a company means well, just like accidentally dropping a glass or losing your car keys, the reality is that

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A Day in the Life: Dispelling the Myths of Mobile Authentication

COVID-19 initiated the most rapid digital transformation ever witnessed—organizations fast-tracked two-factor and multi-factor authentication to transition millions of employees to work from home. But with remote and hybrid work likely to continue in 2022 and beyond, it’s time to step back and ask: is my in-use authentication as secure as I think it is? Is

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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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In passwordless authentication, who is holding the keys?

Strong authentication practices are based on validating a number of authentication factors to a relying party (RP) or identity provider (IDP) to prove you are who the RP expects. Examples of relying parties could be Dropbox or Salesforce. Identity providers, who can also be a relying party that interacts with the authenticator, include Microsoft Azure,