Yubico, a Gold Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a Finalist in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is excited to announce the long-awaited YubiKey Bio.
It is the first YubiKey that will support fingerprint recognition for secure and seamless passwordless logins, which has been a top requested feature from many YubiKey users.
The YubiKey Bio delivers the convenience of biometric login with the added benefits of Yubico’s hallmark security, reliability and durability assurances.
Biometric fingerprint credentials are stored in the secure element that helps protect them against physical attacks.
The result? A single, trusted hardware-backed root of trust delivering a seamless login experience across different devices, operating systems, and applications.
With support for both biometric- and PIN-based login, the YubiKey Bio leverages the full range of multi-factor authentication (MFA) capabilities outlined in the FIDO2 and WebAuthn standard specifications.
(See the YubiKey Bio in action, delivering the convenience of biometric login with the added benefits of Yubico’s hallmark security, reliability and durability assurances. Courtesy of Yubico and YouTube. Posted on Nov 4, 2019.)
In keeping with Yubico’s design philosophy, the YubiKey Bio does not require any batteries, drivers, or associated software.
The key seamlessly integrates with the native biometric enrollment and management features supported in the latest versions of Windows 10 and Azure Active Directory, making it quick and convenient for users to adopt a phishing-resistant passwordless login flow.
“As a result of close collaboration between our engineering teams, Yubico is bringing strong hardware-backed biometric authentication to market to provide a seamless experience for our customers,” explained Joy Chik, Corporate VP of Identity, Microsoft.
“This new innovation will help drive adoption of safer passwordless sign-in so everyone can be more secure and productive.”
Over the past few years, Yubico has worked with Microsoft to help drive the future of passwordless authentication through the creation of the FIDO2 and WebAuthn open authentication standards.
During this time, they’ve built YubiKey integrations with the full suite of FIDO2-enabled Microsoft products including Windows 10 with Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Edge with Microsoft Accounts.
Today, Yubico continues on this journey together with Microsoft’s announcement to extend support for FIDO2 security keys, like the YubiKey, to hybrid Active Directory environments.
Early next year, enterprise users will be able to authenticate to on-premises Active Directory integrated applications and resources, in addition to providing seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) to cloud- and SAML-based applications.
To take advantage of strong YubiKey authentication in Azure Active Directory environments, please refer here for more information.
2019 Winners to be Announced at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East – Register Today
Time is running out to Register for the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon on November 20th, in New York City and give yourself & your clients a break from the show!
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
The highlight of the 2019 AST Homeland Security Awards Program will be the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, room 1A05.
ISC East is the Northeast’s largest security industry event and ISC East 2019 will feature Drones & Robotics.
Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to both ISC East – and the Infosecurity ISACA North America Expo and Conference, where you can meet the world’s most innovative suppliers and cyber experts, immerse yourself in hands-on tech and learn from world-renowned speakers and thought-leaders.
Two Global Leaders – One Combined Conference and Exhibition
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The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in Physical and Cyber Security Fields including:
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (DHS S&T)
- The Department of Justice (DOJ)
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management (SEC OPM)
- The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- Int Assoc of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP)
- Lenel, Attivo Networks, Hanwha Techwin, FLIR Systems, SolarWinds, ATI Systems, Everbridge, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., Gurucul, Regroup Mass Notification, BriefCam, ShotSpotter, HID Global, IPVideo Corp, SWORD Technologies, Kiernan Group Holdings, Allied Universal, Code Dx, Automatic Systems, TCOM LP, NICE Public Safety, PC Matic, Rave Mobile Safety, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
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Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?
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