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FIDO Celebrates Success of Security Key Giveaway in South Korea

FIDO Celebrates Success of Security Key Giveaway in South Korea

The FIDO Alliance has provided an update on its security key support program in South Korea. The initiative was first announced back in April, with plans to distribute 300 free security keys to organizations that needed to protect remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance has now handed out 156 of those proposed 300…

Yubico Submits Firmware for FIPS Testing

Yubico Submits Firmware for FIPS Testing

Yubico is hoping to give its customers more confidence in its security solutions. To that end, the company has officially submitted its YubiKey 5 Series firmware to the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) for FIPS 140-2 Overall Level 2 (and Physical Security Level 3) certification. The decision was made after the firmware was vetted by…

Yubico Releases New Android SDK

Yubico Releases New Android SDK

Yubico has officially released its Android SDK. The platform will make it easier for mobile developers to deliver apps with built-in support for YubiKey authentication. With the release, Yubico will essentially be able to offer security coverage to the entire mobile ecosystem. The company has already released an iOS SDK, so developers will now be…

Google Adds Smart Home Devices to Advanced Protection Program

Google Adds Smart Home Devices to Advanced Protection Program

Google has announced that its Nest line of smart home devices are the latest addition to its Advanced Protection Program. Launched in 2017, the Advanced Protection Program gives users who register for it added account security to protect them from third party attacks like malware. The program also supports the use of physical security keys…

Yubico Officially Launches YubiEnterprise Delivery Service

Yubico Officially Launches YubiEnterprise Delivery Service

Yubico has moved forward with the official launch of its YubiEnterprise Delivery service. The company first announced its new YubiEnterprise Services back in February, but indicated that YubiEnterprise Delivery would not be available until the second quarter of 2020. The second quarter has now arrived, and Yubico is sticking to its original schedule. The company…

TrustKey Launches New FIDO2 Security Key

TrustKey Launches New FIDO2 Security Key

TrustKey is advancing the cause of passwordless authentication with the release of a new physical security key. The T110 is compliant with the latest U2F and FIDO2 standards, and is TrustKey’s first major product launch since eWBM announced the spinoff earlier this month. The new key can be used right out of the box, and…

Yubico Pushes YubiKey for Remote Government Workers

Yubico Pushes YubiKey for Remote Government Workers

Yubico is trying to help government agencies adapt to the unexpected security demands of a remote work environment. The company specifically cited the US government’s Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC) credentials, which are typically issued through an in-person identification and authentication process. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many agencies to…

FIDO’s Korea Working Group is Handing Out 300 Free Security Keys

FIDO’s Korea Working Group is Handing Out 300 Free Security Keys

The FIDO Alliance’s Korea Working Group will be handing out 300 free security keys to protect remote employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The giveaway has been dubbed the FIDO Security Key Support Campaign, and it is being carried out in collaboration with eWBM, AirCuve and Octatco, who are sponsoring the initiative. Octatco is a Yubico…

Yubico Highlights Need for Multi-Factor Authentication

Yubico Highlights Need for Multi-Factor Authentication

Yubico is once again emphasizing the importance of strong digital security practices, and multi-factor authentication in particular. In a new post on the Yubico blog, the company notes that many people are now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means that an even greater number of interactions are now taking place exclusively…

Ensurity Announces New FIDO2 Biometric Security Key

Ensurity Announces New FIDO2 Biometric Security Key

Hyderabad-based Ensurity Technologies has announced its latest FIDO2 compliant offering, the ThinC AUTH+ biometric security key. Ensurity’s previously released ThinC-AUTH key was already optimized to work with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-ins. The new ThinC AUTH+ adds FIDO2 biometric authentication and encrypted storage to provide users with better security and storage up to…

Yubico Showcases Latest Wares at RSA Conference 2020

Yubico Showcases Latest Wares at RSA Conference 2020

The 2020 RSA Conference is officially underway, and Yubico is once again highlighting its presence at the event. The digital security specialist is currently conducting demos and showcasing its latest products at booth S-3103, while the company’s partners are displaying their own unique YubiKey integrations at other booths scattered across the show floor. Most notably,…

Idaptive Brings Passwordless Authentication to Next-Gen Access

Idaptive Brings Passwordless Authentication to Next-Gen Access

The Identity and Access Management specialist Idaptive is bringing passwordless authentication to its Next-Gen Access (NGA) platform. The latest NGA update will allow users to take advantage of FIDO’s WebAuthn standards, which enable device-based authentication for people using online services. In plain terms, that means that Idaptive users will be able to use passwordless authentication…

HID Global is a Finalist at the Inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards

HID Global is a Finalist at the Inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards

HID Global will be one of the finalists at the inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards. Microsoft is launching the awards program to honor corporate partners that have developed security solutions that leverage Microsoft platforms and services. The nominees were selected based on technology that was developed in the past year. HID Global will compete…

Yubico Sheds More Light on YubiEnterprise Services

Yubico Sheds More Light on YubiEnterprise Services

Yubico has shared some more information about its new YubiEnterprise Services. The service platform was set up to help organizations to purchase, distribute, and manage a large number of YubiKeys, which will in turn make it easier to ensure that the entire organization – and every employee within that organization – is following strong authentication…

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google has announced the launch of an open-source project that will allow vendors to build their own security keys in an effort to help foster the technology’s development. The initiative is called OpenSK, and allows Nordic chip dongles to be turned into security keys that are FIDO U2F and FIDO2 compliant. Google has gone so…

Yubico Releases Updated PIV Tool

Yubico Releases Updated PIV Tool

Yubico has released an updated version of its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) tool. The Yubico PIV Tool 2.0 was designed to help organizations program and manage large numbers of YubiKeys for their employees, allowing them to use YubiKeys instead of smart cards for public key infrastructure. To that end, organizations can use the PIV Tool…

Google Cloud Gets Secret Manager Tool For Storing API Keys, Passwords

Google Cloud Gets Secret Manager Tool For Storing API Keys, Passwords

Google announced a new tool for its Google Cloud service called Secret Manager that helps users securely store sensitive information like API keys, passwords, certificates and other important data. “Many applications require credentials to connect to a database, API keys to invoke a service, or certificates for authentication,” Google developer advocate Seth Vargo and product…

Yubico Provides YubiKeys for Journalism Security Program at USC

Yubico Provides YubiKeys for Journalism Security Program at USC

Yubico has teamed up with the University of Southern California (USC) and Freedom of the Press to teach journalism students about the importance of digital security. The training course will focus on security best practices, and will be a mandatory part of the curriculum for the aspiring journalists at the USC Annenberg School for Communication…

GoTrustID Moves Beyond USB with New Badge-Shaped Security Key

GoTrustID Moves Beyond USB with New Badge-Shaped Security Key

GoTrustID has released a new FIDO-certified security key with a unique badge form factor that was designed as an alternative to the more conventional USB option. The new Idem Card has Bluetooth and NFC capabilities, and is roughly the same size and shape as a standard credit card. The Idem Card can be used for…

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