Tag: about Yubico

Sep 30, 2020

How YubiKeys are made: Security at scale

The first YubiKey was manufactured in Sweden in 2008. A few years later, part of our team moved from Stockholm to California, and we expanded our production capabilities to this part to the US West coast. It was a conscious choice to manufacture our products in the two democratic countries that were close to our

New Yubico for Free Speech Program Arms Nonprofits with Strong Authentication

2020 continues to be a challenging year in many ways for all of us, but today, we’re proud to share some hopeful news — Yubico is introducing the Yubico for Free Speech Program, an initiative designed to defend digital privacy, online security, and free speech for at-risk individuals and nonprofit organizations. As of July 1,

May 4, 2020

Star Wars Day Promo: May the 4th Be With You!

You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Sadly, our world is facing an ever-growing number of phishing attacks from data smugglers (work with us here). But there is hope. A new force has awakened… You. And you’re armed with this… a

Why we designed the YubiKey the way we did

The first YubiKey was launched in 2008, inspired by the word ‘ubiquity’ and with the mission to make simple and secure logins available for everyone. At the time, we were less than 10 people in the company, but our strategy was simple: if we focused on further developing the YubiKey technology in close collaboration with

Feb 26, 2020

Yubico continues to win global industry recognition in 2020

We’re just a couple months into 2020 and Yubico has already had the honor of receiving award recognition from several leading organizations for our efforts in developing innovative solutions that address some of today’s most pressing security challenges. At CES 2020, Yubico was presented with the Innovation Award for Mobile Accessories by IHS Markit for

USC journalism students embrace YubiKeys as part of new security training

With Data Privacy Day just around the corner, nothing is a more fitting topic than securing a free and open internet — an internet where thoughts and ideas can all be openly expressed with the assurance that the identities of those sharing are protected and preserved. A particular population that falls into this category, and

Native support for WebAuthn and FIDO is finally here on iPhones and iPads

Yubico was founded with the mission of making simple and secure logins ubiquitous. In 2008, we launched the first YubiKey for seamless, one-touch authentication. In 2012, in close collaboration with Google, Yubico’s inventions evolved into the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) open authentication standard, and in 2014 it was launched in Gmail and Chrome. In

Wendy Spies Joins Yubico as SVP of New Business to Drive YubiHSM Growth

Today, I am excited to share that we have added yet another stellar member to the Yubico leadership team: Wendy Spies. Wendy comes from Microsoft where she most recently directed engineering strategy and business development for cloud and AI to build new products and markets. She will be focusing on similar things here at Yubico

Find Yubico at Black Hat

If you happen to be in Las Vegas this week and you find yourself strolling past the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, look up. You might just recognize the friendly green color plastered all over the world’s highest resolution LED screen. You guessed it. Yubico is taking Vegas by storm for the

Jan 25, 2019

Yubico Expands Executive Team with Addition of Guido Appenzeller, Chief Product Officer

Happy New Year from Yubico! We are very excited for the upcoming year and 2019 has already kicked off with two new product announcements at CES, and now we’re expanding the Yubico family. As of two weeks ago, we added another member to our executive team: Guido Appenzeller. Guido joins us as the Chief Product