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Protect your password manager against breaches with the strongest hardware-based two-factor authentication using the YubiKey

Effective Password Management for Businesses

Join experts from Yubico and 1Password to learn effective password management practices designed specifically for business owners and managers of smaller remote teams of employees.

Why you need hardware-backed two-factor authentication in combination with a password manager

Many individuals and businesses have implemented password managers to combat the inherent challenges of memorizing dozens of complex passwords, ensuring that passwords aren’t reused across multiple applications. This drives higher authentication security and a better user experience, but can still put individuals and businesses at risk of a security breach if strong two-factor authentication (2FA) for password managers isn’t implemented.

Data shows poor password related security hygiene in the workplace

Poor password related security hygiene is rampant in the workplace. Yet despite being aware of this problem, many IT departments still have not taken any corrective actions:

  • 50% of IT respondents and 39% of individual users reuse passwords across workplace accounts.
  • 59% of IT security respondents report that their organization relies on human memory to manage passwords.
  • Less than half (46%) of IT professionals require the use of 2FA to gain access to corporate accounts.
  • Data via the Ponemon 2020 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report

Data shows that smaller teams are at high risk for cybercrime

Businesses with smaller teams have been increasingly targeted by hackers and cybercriminals in recent years. Money, time, and data loss were listed as the top three areas of impact by companies who suffered a hack:

  • 50% of IT respondents and 39% of individual users reuse passwords across workplace accounts.
  • 59% of IT security respondents report that their organization relies on human memory to manage passwords.
  • Less than half (46%) of IT professionals require the use of 2FA to gain access to corporate accounts.
  • Data via the Underserved and Unprepared: The State of SMB Cyber Security in 2019 Report

Leaving the security of your private and/or business assets to the fallibility of human memory is a losing strategy. Basic, formulaic, and recycled passwords are easily exploited and may lead to monetary and legal consequences. Additionally, passwords when forgotten, can eat up time and IT resources.

The solution: YubiKey + password manager

The solution for individuals and businesses is to use a password manager in combination with the strongest form of two-factor authentication available: The YubiKey.

Using a password manager application is the best way to create and maintain unique and strong passwords for all your account logins, and protecting your password manager with a YubiKey is the most secure way to manage multiple digital credentials. Using a YubiKey for 2FA with your password manager ensures that even if your master password is compromised, the rest of your passwords are still secure.

Works with YubiKey: securing password managers

Discover the password managers delivering highest-assurance login security with the YubiKey’s hardware-based 2FA

“To keep a tight grip on who can
access, amend, and share your data
stored using the cloud, it’s best to
use a password manager like
1Password in combination with
multi-factor authentication.”
Matt DaveyCOO, 1Password
“At Bitwarden, we empower
individuals, teams, and organizations to store and share sensitive data
easily and securely. We are proud to
partner with Yubico to build a strong
security foundation for our users.”
Gary OrensteinCCO, Bitwarden

Security highlights

YubiKey

Phishing resistant

Phishing resistant and stops
account takeovers: Zero recorded
account takeovers in the
last 11 years

Requires human touch

The YubiKey requires a human’s
touch to login, eliminating the
possibility of a virtual or
remote hack

Trusted

Protecting millions of individuals in
160 countries and 4,000+
businesses worldwide such as
Google, Facebook, Salesforce

Password manager

More secure passwords

Auto-generated passwords
are more secure than user
generated ones

No recycled passwords

Unique passwords for
each account means no more
recycled passwords

Ease of use highlights

YubiKey

Fast login

One tap/touch offers 4X faster logins than copying codes from an authenticator app

Durable

YubiKeys are highly durable (water/crush resistant) and battery free (no charging ever)

No software needed

Works out-of-box, no additional software or drivers required

Password manager

Quicker logins

Auto-filled passwords means quicker logins

Reduced IT costs

Eliminating forgotten passwords reduces IT costs

Secure sharing

Ability to securely share passwords across teams and accounts

Get world class authentication security

for less than a cup of coffee per user/month

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