Yubikeys for admins
GPLS is excited to offer your teams YubiKeys. These physical security keys are scalable phishing-resistant authenticators meant to protect accounts and make logging into personal accounts easier than ever.
Here are some common questions you may have concerning the YubiKeys. Be sure to share the YubiKey User Guide page with your employees for information covering what the YubiKey is, what it is used for, and why they should use it. It also includes step-by-step instructions on how to set-up and use the YubiKey with Google accounts.
Check out Yubico's website to learn more about YubiKeys and read more about their technologies and products, including instructions for set-up and use.
What if a staff member loses their YubiKey?
Can YubiKeys be used for other services besides Google accounts?
Addressing Potential Staff Concerns
Some staff members may have concerns about the potential time/hassle associated with this additional log-in step, worry about the consequences if they misplace their key, or simply feel like their account isn’t at any risk or doesn’t have anything worth protecting. Setting up their security key with them in person, including a demonstration of how quick it is to use, can help; at the same time, you can also go over the process of dealing with a lost key to show that (while not ideal) it’s not the end of the world either. Sharing some news stories about consequences and prevalence of account takeover as well as stats about how effective security keys are at preventing it is a good way to make the corresponding point of how much additional security this provides at minimal cost.