Consumer authentication firm, Nok Nok Labs today announced integration with hardware authentication security keys company, Yubico. The integration provides enterprises worldwide the ability to easily use the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite (Nok Nok S3 Suite) with any Yubico YubiKey.
Security keys such as the YubiKey act as a root of trust, allowing users to securely bootstrap computing devices to enable strong authentication across shared devices. As contributors to the FIDO standards, Nok Nok and Yubico are able to deliver the most advanced FIDO-based solutions with their combined technologies to deliver the highest level of security and convenience for both consumers and enterprises.
Risk Based Security recently published the 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report, which showed that in the first six months of 2019 more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches occurred, exposing 4.1 billion compromised records. 3.2 billion of those records were exposed by just eight breaches. The cause of the exposures could be contributed to email (in 70% of breaches) and passwords (65%).
Replacing lost and easily compromised passwords with a standards-based strong and convenient authentication solution has been the mission of Nok Nok and our FIDO-enabled products since 2013. The integration of Nok Nok and Yubico paves the way to next-generation authentication for enterprises.
Dr Rolf Lindemann, Vice President, Products, Nok Nok Labs