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Feb 25, 2021

Separating fact from fiction in your journey to passwordless authentication

Say the word “passwordless” to a room full of security professionals and you will get a range of reactions, from a wry smile to a walk-out. That’s because the information security community knows that “passwordless” is a loaded term, and the industry is filled with differing and contradictory positions on the topic.  The purpose of

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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

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