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CACI, Yubico Partnership to Offer Enhanced Trusted Mobile Platforms

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CACI, Yubico Partnership to Offer Enhanced Trusted Mobile Platforms

CACI International announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Yubico establishing the latter company as the exclusive provider of multi-factor authentication solutions in support of the former firm’s trusted mobile platforms. Under the deal, Palo Alto-based Yubico will provide its YubiKey 5 FIPS Series products for enhanced security and authentication protocols, CACI said Thursday.

The YubiKey 5 FIPS Series products were described as multi-protocol security keys that eliminate account takeovers from phishing attacks with strong two-factor, multi-factor and passwordless authentication. YubiKey will be integrated into CACI’s software-defined key loading devices, making them more capable, secure and resilient for the U.S. government’s communications requirements.

Todd Probert, president of CACI’s National Security and Innovative Solutions business, said CACI and its partner are bringing to the market the state-of-the-art multi-factor authentication tool, combined with the most-advanced mobile hand-held device. He added that this capability is streamlined, proven and tested, and ready to deliver today in support of national security missions.

For her part, Stina Ehrensvärd, Yubico’s chief executive officer and co-founder, said with data breaches continuing to rise, it has become increasingly critical for companies and government agencies to embrace a move toward modern, phishing-resistant, multi-factor authentication. She added that the partnership with CACI delivers a great opportunity to increase awareness of the necessity to prevent and combat cybersecurity threats with phishing-resistant MFA.

The YubiKey 5 FIPS series is approved for use by the Department of Defense by the National Security Agency. It is certified to provide the highest level of user authentication and supports the ability to remove the tool following authentication in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology usability guidelines for multi-factor cryptographic devices, CACI said.

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