Google Titan Security Key Stories February 11

Google announced on Safer Internet Day that it’s giving out Titan Security Keys to political campaigns during the 2020 US elections. This is through a partnership with Defending Digital Campaigns to encourage two-factor authentication (2FA) and other security measures.

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Google Titan Security Key Stories October 14, 2019

Last year, Google Cloud released its first Titan Security Keys as part of a broader push to increase 2-Step Verification adoption. Ahead of tomorrow’s Made by Google 2019 event, the company is releasing a USB-C Titan Security Key.

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Google Titan Security Key Stories July 31, 2019

Google Cloud this year is hosting three Cloud Next conferences around the world. Following San Francisco in April, Tokyo kicked off this week, with the Titan Security Key now available in four more countries.

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Google Titan Security Key Stories August 30, 2018

The average person in 2018 is at least aware of two-factor authentication in one form or another. Online banking is the most likely place they’ve encountered it and unfortunately the experience is quite lacking. Ignoring that SMS-based 2FA is not secure, remembering and entering a numeric code is a big inconvenience.

However, it is free, with everyone having a phone — not even needing a smart one — the adoption of two-factor in light of countless online threats is only going to increase. If it’s inevitable, the process should be improved and one way to do that is through security keys.

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While Cloud Next is traditionally a software-focussed event, Google last month announced its own line of two-factor authentication (2FA) devices. Titan Security Keys are primarily aimed at high-value IT administrators, but Google is also making them widely available through the Google Store for any security-conscious user to purchase.

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Google Titan Security Key Stories July 26, 2018

One of the few hardware announcements at the software-heavy Cloud Next is the Titan Security Key. This method of two-factor authentication is particularly resistant to phishing, with Google deciding to offer its own solution for high-value users. Fortunately, anybody is able to purchase one and use with a free Google Account.

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