Meet the CEO on a “Spiritual Mission” to Bring Security to the Masses


Stina Ehrensvard was signing up for online banking in 2005 when her husband Jakob, a white hat hacker, leaned over her shoulder and told her he could write the code to hack and empty her account within hours.

The comment was a wake-up call for her about the insecurity of some basic processes online and also stung her into action.

The Seattle-born, Stockholm-raised CEO of Yubico was soon thinking about how to tackle the challenge. Within three years she had launched the company’s YubiKey – a portmanteau of “your ubiquitous key” – with her husband in the CTO role.


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