Yubico Announces Open Beta for New Hardware Security Module

Yubico is inviting people to try out its new hardware security module, the YubiHSM 2.

Yubico Announces Open Beta for New Hardware Security ModuleThe device is designed to manage digital authentication keys, acting as an encrypted server that sits inside a USB-A port. Yubico recently concluded a closed beta test of the device, reporting “great feedback” from participants. Now, the company is preparing to launch a public beta.

It could prove appealing to security experts at a time of growing concern about digital security. As Gemalto reported in its recent Breach Level Index, last year saw 1.4 billion records compromised in the 1,792 publicly reported hack attacks, reflecting a steep rise from 2015. And given that Yubico’s profile has been on the rise in recent months with its FIDO-compliant U2F keys, the YubiHSM 2 arrives with a strong pedigree.

Yubico says that spaces are limited for its open beta trial; prospective participants are invited to apply through the company’s website.