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YubiKey for Education

Securing faculty, students and staff with strong authentication

The YubiKey for education protects worldwide more than 1,000 academic organizations, including 450 higher education institutions, and millions of users in over 160 countries.

Easy-to-use and affordable strong authentication.The YubiKey is an easy-to-use and affordable strong authentication solution that helps protect students, faculty and staff against phishing attacks and account takeovers — on campus and off campus. With a simple touch, the multi-protocol YubiKey protects access to computers, networks, and online services in education. And now over a 1,000 academic organizations and higher education institutions are using the YubiKey. To mitigate phishing and account takeover related cyber threats.

Cyber threat #1 to schools and universities in South Africa

Technology is transforming the learning experience at an unprecedented rate. And educators are bringing new tools into the classroom to improve learning. Meanwhile administrators are finding innovative ways to optimize and drive efficiencies.

Schools, like businesses, are in constant danger of cyberattacks. These include malware, ransomware, encrypted threats and email phishing attacks.

The main threats are the use of home Wi-Fi networks.  And where end users and home devices are unfortunately not protected, managed and controlled as well as school and university networks and devices. The rapid move to online teaching and learning as a means to curtail the spread of COVID-19 has only increased this threat.

Email is the most common threat vector used by cybercriminals today. So having an email security solution in place is key for schools. Therefore a breach of any kind can put a school’s network and data at significant risk and cause significant operational issues. The YubiKey offers anyone in education a great solution.

Yubico Case Study

Arvika Municipality enhances security and undergoes digital transformation in Education with YubiKeys

Combining Google Workspace with YubiKeys, Arvika was able to provide an easy-to-use cloud environment for all its data and information, protected by YubiKey’s strong multi-factor authentication. 

  • More than 450 teachers and staff have enabled two-factor authentication via YubiKey to ensure the highest level of data and information security with another 450+ being enrolled in the future.
  • High satisfaction among staff as systems are easy to use and provide a high-sense of security. Knowing their data is safe and secure with the YubiKey, teachers are able to work more productively and confidently as they add sensitive data to the cloud.
  • Increased productivity for teachers and other staff, enabling them to focus their attention on providing high-quality education to the students rather than spending time on inconvenient processes and tools.
  • Implementation of a single platform now handles cloud, security, and strong authentication in a cost-efficient manner.

To read the entire case study (2 pages) – click here