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A Day in the Life: Dispelling the Myths of Mobile Authentication

COVID-19 initiated the most rapid digital transformation ever witnessed—organizations fast-tracked two-factor and multi-factor authentication to transition millions of employees to work from home. But with remote and hybrid work likely to continue in 2022 and beyond, it’s time to step back and ask: is my in-use authentication as secure as I think it is? Is

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Now is the time to accelerate phishing resistant MFA

While 2021 isn’t quite over yet, at Yubico, we took a moment to reflect on many of the changes and impacts that have happened in the cybersecurity industry. This year has marked some of the biggest security breaches in history including the SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline hacks. And with these cybersecurity attacks, we’ve seen: Action

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The Top 5 Mobile Authentication Misconceptions

Not all forms of MFA are created equal. Learn why mobile MFA is putting you at risk

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Quick Take: Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

With the recent number of attacks that have had significant impact on critical systems, a new executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity has been released, covering many key areas that need to be addressed to protect critical digital infrastructure. This is one of the most detailed U.S. executive orders on cybersecurity and we welcome

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Authentication Best Practices to Protect Against Identity Phishing

Learn what strong authentication really is, why it’s key for enterprise-wide identity assurance.

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Government of Nunavut turns to phishing-resistant YubiKeys after ransomware attack

In 2019, the Government of Nunavut was victimized by a phishing attack. Nunavut rebuilt infrastructure and trust using Microsoft’s Azure AD + the YubiKey.

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Feb 17, 2021

Examining the CISO agenda in 2021

CISOs are paid to worry, and there’s a lot to worry about in 2021. The recent SolarWinds breach, the Capitol break-in, and a series of high-profile hacks are spurring many enterprises to re-examine their security strategies. We discuss what lies ahead with Yubico’s CISO, Chad Thunberg. Q: What’s top of mind for CISOs in 2021? The SolarWinds

What is Spear Phising?

Spear phishing definition Spear Phishing is an attack that targets an individual, organization or business. Rather than taking the phishing approach of a shotgun blast email to many people at once, spear phishers will first gather personal or specific information. That information is used as bait that might be especially attractive to a particular target.

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Wrapping up 2020: A year where technology and internet security prevailed

Never has the world been more dependent on the internet, and never has it been more attacked than in 2020. In fact, it proved to be a year where trust in many of our systems was challenged. Yet I remain an eternal optimist and believe that we can transform the hard lessons learned in 2020

The security key bad hackers love to hate

How phishing works 1. User sees “real” information Successful phishing attacks use real information, seem like they’re coming from a real person or business, and create a sense of urgency to entice users to click. The most successful attacks focus on tricking the user into sharing information for a delivery or signing into an account.