YubiKey FIPS Series
The series at a glance
What is authentication assurance?
Learn More NIST publishes new authentication standards, FIDO U2F achieves AAL3 Developer Resources YubiKey PIV tool and NIST
Dec 23, 2020
Lessons from the SolarWinds incident
Last week, a large and expertly run espionage operation was made public — one that began no later than October 2019, and which had been actively exploiting victims since at least early 2020. This incident is particularly interesting for several reasons: for the breadth of sensitive global government and industry targets, for misuse of a …
What is FIPS 140-2?
Other than government do any other industries use FIPS 140-2? Learn More FIPS 140-2 validated YubiKey Series blog YubiKey FIPS Series Developer Resources YubiKey Hardware What is PIV?
Sep 30, 2020
How NIST and eIDAS revisions are shaping the future of e-identification
This blog is co-authored by John Fontana, Standards Analyst at Yubico. On both sides of the Atlantic, standards and regulations on electronic identification are being revised more or less simultaneously. In the United States, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) accepted public comments on its SP 800-63-3 Digital Identity Guidelines last month, which is on …
Nov 1, 2017
The key to DFARS/NIST Compliance
There are only 8 weeks left before the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) deadline, and now is the right time for US government contractors to secure Active Directory users. DFARS compliance was structured to protect unclassified US Department of Defense (DoD) information on a contractor’s internal information system from cyber incidents, and to minimize …
Nov 15, 2016
Computer Login with YubiKey in Smart Card Mode
The humble smart card dates back to the 1970s, but the mature technology is not without innovation in a world of new-fangled authentication. Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smart cards, best known as staples in government agencies, incorporate standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Yubico’s recent webinar, “YubiKey Smart Code Mode …