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Security and Phishing-Resistant MFA for Federal Government

Phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Zero Trust security architectures are key requirements for federal agencies per the executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity that was released on May 12, 2021, and the subsequent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memo M-22-09.

In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12), Yubico offers the FIPS 140-2 validated YubiKey for highest-assurance phishing-resistant multi-factor and passwordless authentication. YubiKeys are manufactured securely in the United States using stringent processes and supply chain for trustworthy components. They are widely deployed in the US Government with over 150 unique implementations including US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Space Force, DoD Missile Defense Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Energy and more.

Yubico also offers the YubiHSM 2 FIPS, a FIPS 140-2 validated hardware security module in a cost-effective nano model that is optimal for DOD mobility use cases and to providers developing Commercial Systems for Classified (CSfC) solutions at the tactical edge, meeting increasing requirements for an external cryptographic store for root certificates. It has been included in approved CSfC solutions deployed by the US Department of Defense.

As the inventor of the YubiKey, Yubico makes secure login easy and available for everyone. The company has been a leader in setting global standards for secure access to computers, mobile devices, and more. Yubico is a creator and core contributor to the FIDO2, WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), and open authentication standards.


Yubico is privately held, with a presence around the globe. 

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