Tag: PIV

Why govt. agencies should pay attention to FIDO U2F and WebAuthn/FIDO2 right now

Learn why these modern authentication standards are critical to the government’s security strategy.

YubiKey secures remote workers during COVID-19 as government-approved alternative to PIV and CAC cards

In the matter of just one week, Google reported that it saw more than 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19. That’s an astonishing number, and one that is not likely to slow down any time soon. For organizations across the globe, it is imperative to quickly, securely, and affordably fill existing

Modern CAC/PIV alternatives: Securing government teleworkers & mobile devices

How recent events are necessitating the need for alternative authentication for teleworkers.

What’s new in Yubico PIV Tool 2.0?

New open authentication standards, FIDO2 and WebAuthn, have been getting a lot of attention lately with tech giants like Apple joining industry adoption. As a core creator of these standards, we celebrate these milestones, but our mission here at Yubico is to make a safer internet for all. In addition to driving new open web

Modernizing authentication for US federal government agencies

For years, both the public and private sector have faced similar challenges when securing the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA triad) of their information systems. Older technologies and policies have historically conflicted with business/organizational objectives when striving for high security. Today, advancements in cryptography and the adoption of newer, improved open standards are eliminating usability

RDP CROWN 11/16

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

macbook typing with yubikey

Sep 20, 2016

YubiKey Smart Card Support For macOS Sierra

Have you ever wanted to use your YubiKey to protect your Mac? Starting today, PIV-enabled YubiKeys can be used to log in to your Mac and your Keychain on macOS Sierra without complex configurations or software. Up until the release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) in July 2011, Apple included native support for login

YubiKey 4 and YubiKey 4 nano

Jun 14, 2016

YubiKey 4 has fresh look, attestation capabilities

The smallest YubiKey 4 is getting a facelift, and both form factors have new trust capabilities that validate device type, manufacturer, and generated key material. The new YubiKey 4 Nano takes on a “molded” form factor, which makes it impossible to insert the Nano in backwards, and provides a waterproof environment. The YubiKey 4 and

YubiKey 4 plugged into laptop

May 19, 2016

Webinar showcases Centrify’s ID platform, YubiKey support

Yubico’s partner Centrify has built one of the best showcases for the YubiKey’s multi-protocol versatility. With support for Personal Identity Verification (PIV)-based capabilities, one-time passwords (OTP), and mobile authentication, Centrify is the first identity and access management (IAM) platform to support such a deep lineup of protocols using a YubiKey. Centrify will detail and demo

YubiKey 4 plugged into laptop

Yubico, Centrify Align On Authentication Versatility

Versatility is a theme that has emerged with the YubiKey, whether it’s support for Personal Identity Verification (PIV)-based capabilities, one-time passwords (OTP), or mobile authentication. These authentication options are attractive to users and businesses because they’re contained in a single YubiKey that solves multiple use cases, simplifies user training, and improves security.  Our partner Centrify