Yubico

Yubico

Yubico is a Palo Alto, California-based secure authentication and enterprise security company founded in 2007 by Stina Ehrensvärd and Jakob Ehrensvärd.

Yubico is a developer of authentication and encryption technology designed to make secure online identities truly ubiquitous. The company's technology delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. Their portable hardware security module protects sensitive data inside standard servers, enabling internet users to have one single and secure key for securing access from any device to any number of services. Yubico is a contributor to the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standard. Their core security product is the YubiKey.

Yubico was founded in Sweden in 2007. In 2011, they decided to move to Palo Alto, California to help the companies success. Being in Silicon Valley allows Yubico to collaborate with companies to create native support for their security keys in major online platforms and browsers.

YubiKey

Supporting multiple authentication and encryption protocols on all devices and platforms, YubiKeys protect access to user accounts for enterprises with a simple touch, and with no driver or client software needed.

The YubiKey implements the HMAC-based One-time Password Algorithm (HOTP) and the Time-based One-time Password Algorithm (TOTP), and identifies itself as a keyboard that delivers the one-time password over the USB HID protocol. The YubiKey NEO and YubiKey 4 include protocols such as OpenPGP card using 2048-bit RSA and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) p256 and p384, Near Field Communication (NFC), and FIDO U2F.

Timeline

May 12, 2020

Yubico now lets enterprises ship security keys directly to their employees

February 19, 2020

Yubico, the provider of hardware authentication security keys, today announced results of the company's second annual State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report, conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

December 12, 2019

RSA, Yubico to address digital risks with FIDO's authentication solution

November 5, 2019

Yubico Unveils Security Key With Built-In Fingerprint Reader

August 29, 2019

Yubico raises a $25,000,000 venture round from Bure Equity, Marc Benioff, Ram Shriram, Andreessen Horowitz, Meritech Capital Partners and New Enterprise Associates.

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Christopher Harrell

Chief Engineering Officer

Guido Appenzeller

Chief Product Officer

Jakob Ehrensvärd

CTO and CO-Founder

Jerrod Chong, CISSP

Chief Solutions Officer

Mattias Danielsson

Chief Revenue Officer

Ronnie Manning

Chief Marketing Officer

Stina Ehrensvärd

CEO and Co-Founder

Wendy Spies

Chief Growth and Analytics Officer

Further reading

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Yubico and Ponemon Institute Release the 2020 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report

Web

February 19, 2020

Yubico now lets enterprises ship security keys directly to their employees

Zack Whittaker

Web

May 12, 2020

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Michael Simon
March 31, 2020
PCWorld
Portable biometrics put fingerprint 2FA in your pocket.
Jason Cartwright
February 14, 2020
techAU
Delivering the best of technology news from Australia and around the globe since 2006.
Jason Cartwright
November 5, 2019
techAU
Delivering the best of technology news from Australia and around the globe since 2006.
Jason Cartwright
October 20, 2019
techAU
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Chris Merriman
October 15, 2019
http://www.theinquirer.net
Google releases USB-C Titan security key in hook-up with Yubico

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