Yubico Demonstrates the Simplicity of Security with YubiKey Authentication at Black Hat 2016

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PALO ALTO, CA, August 3, 2016 – Yubico, the leading provider of simple and open online identity protection, today announced the company’s participation and activities at Black Hat 2016, August 3-4 in Las Vegas, NV. Yubico will be delivering a ‘Top 10 Must-See Black Hat 2016 Briefing’ at the conference, while demonstrating new YubiKey integrations, mobile authentication and FIDO U2F at Booth #872.

The YubiKey is the strong authentication bullseye the industry has been aiming at for years, enabling one single key to secure an unlimited number of applications. Yubico’s innovative keys offer strong authentication via Yubico one-time passwords (OTP), FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), and smart card (PIV, OpenPGP, OATH) — all with a simple tap or touch of a button. YubiKeys protect access for everyone from individual home users to the world’s largest organizations.

At Black Hat 2016, Yubico will be demonstrating the simplicity of U2F authentication across Google, Dropbox, and recent integrations with GitLab and Bitbucket. With U2F, individuals are able to use the same YubiKey across multiple services, with zero shared secrets and no drivers or client software to install. Additional demonstrations will include OTP login and mobile U2F authentication over NFC.

Speaking Session

Thursday, August 4 | 2:30pm-2:55pm
Jerrod Chong VP, Solutions Engineering, Yubico

The state of authentication is in such disarray today that a black hat is no longer needed to wreak havoc. One avenue to authentication improvement is offered by the FIDO Alliance’s open specifications built around public key cryptography. Does FIDO present a better mousetrap? Are there security soft spots for potential exploitation, such as man-in-the-middle attacks, exploits aimed at supporting architecture, or compromises targeting physical hardware? We will pinpoint where vulnerabilities are hidden in FIDO deployments, how difficult they are to exploit, and how enterprises and organizations can protect themselves. wearables and authentication options further evolve. Attendees will hear the pros and cons of modern authentication, and learn today’s best pairings of authentication type and use case for consumers and enterprises.

Find the Yubico team and see live demonstrations at Booth #872. For more information and to learn more about YubiKeys and FIDO U2F, please visit www.yubico.com.


About Yubico

Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts.

The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers.

Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO2WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries.

Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information: www.yubico.com

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