In the world of cybersecurity, the federal government sets some of the most stringent requirements for its suppliers. It’s a landscape where only the best can thrive, and Nok Nok, a pioneer in Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) authentication solutions, has emerged as an important supplier. The company recently achieved the coveted Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High authorization through its partnership with UberEther’s IAM Advantage. This achievement follows its DoD Impact Level 5 (IL5) achieved in 2022 and marks a significant milestone in delivering top-notch cybersecurity to federal agencies, partners, and citizens.
Here are the key takeaways from this latest achievement:
1. Federal Government’s Uncompromising Cybersecurity Standards
The federal government has long been known for its uncompromising cybersecurity standards. In response to the 2021 White House Cybersecurity Executive Order and the subsequent call from US Government CISO Jen Easterly for advanced Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) based on FIDO standards, the demand for cutting-edge cybersecurity capabilities has never been higher. The government is leading the way in adopting the best of breed cybersecurity measures, making it crucial for suppliers to meet these advanced cybersecurity requirements.
2. Nok Nok’s Unique Position: FIDO and More
Nok Nok’s unique position as one of the original creators of FIDO standards sets it apart. The partnership with UberEther has enabled Nok Nok to provide federal agencies with phishing-resistant MFA that not only meets DoD Impact Level 5 (IL5) and FedRAMP High certifications but also complies with the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards. This combination of expertise and collaboration empowers federal agencies to meet the highest levels of security and regulatory requirements seamlessly.
3. Streamlining Phishing-Resistant Authentication
Nok Nok’s MFA solution offers an effortless and convenient alternative to traditional Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC) methods. Leveraging the public key cryptography capabilities of modern endpoint devices such as smartphones and PCs as well as security keys, the solution eliminates the need for additional drivers, middleware, or browser plugins. This approach provides a secure and user-friendly way for employees, contractors, and citizens to access information, all while reducing the vulnerabilities and costs associated with password management.
Nok Nok and its partnership with UberEther are at the forefront of delivering advanced cybersecurity solutions to the federal government, setting the gold standard for phishing-resistant MFA. With FedRAMP High authorization, FIPS and NIST compliance, and adherence to FIDO standards, Nok Nok and UberEther are ensuring the highest level of security for federal agency employees, contractors, and citizens. As the digital era continues to evolve, Nok Nok is committed to transcending traditional boundaries and meeting the dynamic cybersecurity needs of our modern society.