The new Titan Security key from Google

By Sophie Ogden - 30/08/2018

Google tablet

Google’s Titan security key is now available on the Google store priced at $50 for the full kit. What does it do you ask? Well, here’s the low down.

Basically, it’s a two-step verification that comes with a security key which uses cryptography that provides a two-way verification. This will ensure your Google account stays safe and the information linked to the account.

When you plug in the Bluetooth dongle there will be a button, this button makes life so much simpler, you just tap the button on your key instead of retyping codes. Unlike other verification methods, this does not require a mobile number or text message.


[Picture from Cloud.google.com

But who needs it? This security key has been recommended for all Google admins and users with high risk and high-value users to protect them against phishing or scams.

Titan Security Keys are built with a secure element that includes firmware engineered by Google to verify the integrity of the key and implement FIDO standards that work with many popular devices, browsers, and services.

Features & Benefits

Phishing-resistant 2FA

Tamper-resistant hardware

A hardware chip that includes firmware developed by Google helps to verify that the keys haven’t been tampered with.

Growing app ecosystem

Titan Security Keys can be used to authenticate to Google and many other services that support FIDO standards.

Broad browser support

Titan Security Keys are compatible with browsers (including Chrome) that support FIDO standards and are available in two form factors (USB/NFC and USB/NFC/Bluetooth).

Security key enforcement

Available to Google Cloud customers, security key enforcement allows admins to require the use of security keys in their organization.

Advanced Protection Program

Titan Security Keys are compatible with the Advanced Protection Program, Google’s strongest security offering that helps safeguard the Google Accounts of anyone at risk of targeted attacks.

Will you be heading to the Google store to buy one? If so, let me know either way! And tell me why.

In today's society, added security is always a benefit to the majority of the world as most information is now stored online. Be safe and protect yourself and your data.

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