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Yubico
New research shows global drive for passwordless authentication
A new study has shown there has been a significant shift towards wanting a passwordless future, but adoption is still in its infancy.
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Cybersecurity
World (un)Password day? Yubico releases MFA guide encouraging new ideas
In a slight departure from traditional World Password Day lore, Yubico has today announced a multi-factor authentication (MFA) guide.
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Ransomware
Shopping for cyber insurance? Six questions to ask before calling the insurer
The cyber threat landscape has always been worrisome, but today these concerns are heightened given an anticipated uptick in cyber-attacks from bad actors.
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Ransomware
Strong multi-factor authentication key to protecting critical infrastructure providers
"Having a ransomware mitigation plan is one step towards minimising risk, with phishing resistant MFA the key to keeping necessary accounts secure."
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Phishing
Not having phishing resistant MFA will come at a cost for the finance industry
With the volume of money handled by the finance industry on any given day, it's no wonder that it is a prime target for cybercriminals.
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Yubico
What should be Australia’s public sector response to strengthening online security?
Government employees and contractors are prime targets for cyber-attacks because of the information they have access to.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Yubico promotes from within for new APAC regional vice president role
Geoff Schomburgk will now take the reins and continue to manage A/NZ operations.
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Review
Hands-on review: Yubico's YubiKey Bio brings no-nonsense biometrics to 2FA
YubiKey Bio works across platforms including Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS and Linux. We take a look.
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Cybersecurity
Yubico launches hardware security key with NFC & FIDO support
Yubico has updated its hardware security keys with near-field communication (NFC) technologies to support devices with NFC functionality, such as mobile phones.
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Cybersecurity
Yubico expands YubiEnterprise Delivery Service to A/NZ
The Delivery Service is a cloud-based logistics service and allows customers to streamline YubiKey distribution to end-users.
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Biometric security
Yubico adds fingerprint recognition to YubiKey hardware security device
The hardware integrates native biometric enrolment and management features that are supported by desktop-based, FIDO-supported services and applications.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Yubico on the reality of a passwordless future
Yubico believes in a passwordless future - but what does that mean, and is it really possible?
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Cybersecurity
Yubico pledges to secure world's most at-risk organisations
Yubico is partnering with Microsoft to offer 25,000 free YubiKey security keys to high profile and high risk organisations across 31 countries.
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Cybersecurity
Yubico rolls out subscription service for hardware authentication keys
“With immediate success from the initial roll out in the US and Canada, we are proud to now offer YubiEnterprise Subscription to our APAC channel partners.” 
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Remote Working
Yubico launches latest YubiKey with NFC & USB-C support
Yubico has released a new hardware authentication key, designed to provide security through both near-field communication (NFC) and USB-C connections and smart card support.
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Passwords
Interview: Yubico A/NZ vice president on passwords in the modern world
"With open authentication standards, like WebAuthn and FIDO2, a passwordless future is attainable."
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Cryptocurrency
Can we protect against cryptocurrency theft?
Once cryptocurrency is stolen, there is no refund like there is with a bank or credit card company, and governments offer no protection for users.
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Microsoft
All the winners from Microsoft's 20/20 security awards
Security partners across 16 categories were recognised at the inaugural 20/20 partner awards.
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Cybersecurity
'Risky behaviour' observed in IT security pros and individuals - survey
The report found expectation and reality are often misaligned when it comes to the implementation of desirable security solutions. 
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Multi-factor authentication / MFA
Yubico launches lightning-compatible security key
Today, the YubiKey 5Ci can be used to secure the 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, Idaptive, LastPass, and Okta iOS mobile applications.
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Identity and Access Management
SIM swapping: What is it and should you be worried?
Due to the growing reliance on mobile phones, SIM swapping is increasingly targeted as a way to take over a victim’s online accounts.
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Passwords
Yubico report reveals troubling password behaviour
Some shocking results include that 57% of respondents who have experienced a phishing attack have not changed their password behaviours.
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Multi-factor authentication / MFA
Hands-on review: Quick and easy authentication with YubiKeys
Consumers tend to believe that setting up two-factor authentication puts them at the height of cybersecurity best practice – but this belief is misled.
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Duo
Yubico ramps up A/NZ presence with new distribution partners
M.Tech Australia and Duo New Zealand have been appointed as Yubico's A/NZ distribution partners.