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First US e-Government Services Protected with FIDO U2F Unphishable Security Keys

Today, at the 2017 Federal Identity Forum (FedID), we are taking an important step towards a more secure internet for everyone by introducing the first US federal services to offer identity proofing protection with an unphishable FIDO U2F security key.  This solution is enabled through identity proofing provider ID.me, and marks the first roll out

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Yubico awarded NSTIC grant

Yubico received a $2.27 million grant today to develop and deploy a pilot program to enable US citizens to securely access state and local government services. The grant comes through the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of the White House initiative National Strategy for Trusted Identities in

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May 31, 2016

Yubico Expands FIPS Security Certification

For the past two years, Yubico has executed on an aggressive strategy to validate its cryptographic devices against established federal standards. The first YubiKey device was validated in 2014 (NIST cert #2267) and, last week, the YubiKey 4 began the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) validation process for compliance with the Federal Information

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Feb 17, 2015

Yubico Meets President Obama

Last Friday I biked to Stanford to discuss online identity protection with the President of the United States. President Obama is a man passionate about the Internet and dedicated to helping secure it. After our short one-on-one conversation about Yubico solutions, he took the stage at the Stanford Memorial Auditorium. In front of him he had

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Danish Experts Tap YubiKey Security for Government and Banks

When security consultant Ian Qvist talks about YubiKeys, he does so with a knowing grin and the knowledge he’s tightening security without adding complexity. Qvist works with customers such as government agencies and Danish banks whose IT teams are looking for answers to specialized security needs. “We use YubiKeys in a lot of places,” says Qvist,