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Bittium Announces Ultra Secure Smartphone

Bittium Announces Ultra Secure Smartphone

Finland-based secure communications specialist Bittium has announced the launch of the Bittium Tough Mobile 2 C, a secure, ruggedized smartphone designed for confidential communications for authorities. The 2 C features dual-boot functionality, with a ‘hardened’ (configured and customized to make it more secure) Android 9 partitioned and completely separated from Bittium’s own Secure OS, allowing…

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 Enables YubiKey Support on iOS Devices

Google Enables YubiKey Support on iOS Devices

“It’s the latest indication of Google’s enthusiasm for 2FA security…” iPhone and iPad users can now secure their Google apps with Yubico’s Two-Factor Authentication solutions. The functionality arrives with Google’s support for the WebAuthn authentication protocol on iOS, Apple’s mobile operating platform. This means that users of Apple’s mobile devices can now enable their Google…

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…

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…

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…

Yubico Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Yubico Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Yubico’s Chad Thunberg has some handy security tips for organizations that are trying to adjust to a remote work environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) notes that many organizations and employees have never had to address this particular set of problems, and that they should be especially wary…

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,…

Yubico Report Finds Many Businesses Still Have Bad Password Behavior

Yubico Report Finds Many Businesses Still Have Bad Password Behavior

Yubico has released its second annual report on people’s Password and Authentication Behaviors. The 2019 edition of the report found that while many IT professionals are aware of the latest security protocols, many have not yet taken the steps necessary to make their workplace (or their home) more secure, largely due to matters of convenience. …

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…

Yubico Launches New YubiEnterprise Subscription and Delivery Services

Yubico Launches New YubiEnterprise Subscription and Delivery Services

Yubico is launching a new service platform that was designed to help enterprises with their YubiKeys. The appropriately-named YubiEnterprise Services is available through Subscription and Delivery models that will make it easier for large organizations to adopt hardware-based authentication practices.   To that end, a business with a YubiEnterprise Subscription will be able to purchase new…

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…

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…

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico is expanding its footprint in the European marketplace. The company is currently deploying YubiKeys for a number of national identity projects that are intended to meet the strong security standards that were introduced with the Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS) regulation in 2014. To that end, the YubiKey leverages FIDO2 technology to…

RSA, Yubico Partner on FIDO2-enabled Authentication Solution

RSA, Yubico Partner on FIDO2-enabled Authentication Solution

Cybersecurity company RSA Security and Swedish security key maker Yubico have announced the Yubikey for RSA SecurID Access, a FIDO2-enabled hardware device. The Yubikey for RSA will combine the FIDO2-enabled hardware with the benefits of enterprise-grade security and risk-based authentication of RSA SecurID Access. FIDO2 is the overarching term for the newest set of specifications…

FIDO Wraps Up Successful Hackathon in South Korea

FIDO Wraps Up Successful Hackathon in South Korea

The FIDO Alliance has wrapped up its Hackathon in Korea. Carried out by the Alliance’s Korea Working Group, the Hackathon was first announced back in July, leading up to final evaluations at the Samsung Seoul R&D Campus on September 6. The process concluded with an awards ceremony at the FIDO Seoul Seminar later that month.…

Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite Now has Full YubiKey Support

Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite Now has Full YubiKey Support

Nok Nok Labs has optimized its S3 Authentication Suite to be more compatible with Yubico’s entire YubiKey portfolio. In plain terms, that means that Nok Nok customers can now use any YubiKey for authentication to gain access to the S3 Suite. Yubico and Nok Nok are both longtime advocates of strong passwordless authentication standards. Nok…

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

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