Tag: MFA

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Why banks need to act now or risk non-compliance with new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) guidance

If the gauntlet hadn’t been thrown before to protect financial and banking customers’ data, it’s definitely lying on the floor now. The recent circular bulletin from the CFPB makes it clear that financial institutions can’t slow-walk any security upgrades: “Inadequate security for the sensitive consumer information collected, processed, maintained, or stored by the company can

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Yubico unveils results of inaugural State of Global Enterprise Authentication Survey 2022

Cybersecurity attacks continue to be on the rise, making news headlines almost daily. With the kick-off of Cybersecurity Awareness Month on October 1, it’s a good reminder that all MFA is not created equal. We’re increasingly seeing that hackers aren’t breaking in, but instead are now logging in with phishing and social engineering attacks against

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As Told By Adopters: YubiKeys’ ROI

The need for security is non-negotiable. It remains a top priority universally – online, offline, on vacation or at home. With more workers signing on in a variety of locations these days enterprises remain at risk of compromising sensitive data via phishing and stolen credentials.  Yubico’s YubiKeys, hardware-based phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions, exist to

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Phishing-Resistant MFA fact vs fiction

Phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a critical call to action per the White House Executive Order 14028 on Protecting the nation’s cybersecurity, and Office of Management and Budget Memo M-22-09

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Sep 8, 2022

Yubico’s perspective and resource guide to passkeys 101

There has been a lot of information lately about the new ‘password-killing’ solution, the passkey. As we’ve discussed in previous posts on the topic, passkeys are a new industry term to make existing technology standards approachable to users. Passkeys are discoverable FIDO credentials that enable users to authenticate to websites without a password. Two types

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Protecting the vote: How one northeastern U.S. state secured elections using strong MFA

Election security is an increasing concern. One Northeastern state adopted mfa using hardware security keys to protect its voters

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Aug 10, 2022

Closing the gap in account security in today’s hybrid academic environment 

Over the last two years, students, faculty and administrators of academic and educational institutions have faced many challenges, including jumping between in-person and remote learning. With the introduction of new and shared devices to accommodate these ever-changing environments, hackers quickly took advantage of the gaps in account security that hadn’t yet been accounted for, which

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Cyber threats rise in Nordics in response to NATO applications

The tragic events in Ukraine have forced neighboring states to suddenly reevaluate their defense policies. Finland, which shares over 1000km of border with Russia, is on high-alert while in recent months ordinary Swedes have rushed to join the Hemvärnet, Sweden’s military’s reserve force, in record numbers. Most notably, the threat of Russian attack has convinced

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New cyber insurance requirements place high demands on education

The education sector currently faces the highest volume of cyberattacks of any sector, with 60% of educational institutions (higher and lower) suffering ransomware attacks in 2021. Cyberattacks are a source of significant cost and can cause major disruption to school operations, which was the case of the recent attacks at UMass and Baltimore County Public

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Jul 25, 2022

Q&A: Yubico’s SVP Fredrik Krantz on top cybersecurity trends

The world of cybersecurity continues changing rapidly. This has been catalyzed by the sudden shift to remote work, the increasing threat of cybercrime and the complexity of attacks. Understanding the new technological landscape, and what comes next, can be challenging. Hearing from experts who spend their daily lives not only thinking about and facing these