10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013

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Stina Ehrensvärd, founder & CEO, Yubico

While it looks like a USB stick, this little thing—created by Ehrensvärd and her engineering team—is actually a key that generates a secure one-time password login for secure access into email, VPN, Windows, and websites. The YubiKey is crush-proof, waterproof, battery-free, and requires no client software. It has more than one million users in 100 countries and is currently being used in a Google pilot. This year Ehrensvärd, who’s won several industry awards for IT innovation, aims to enable one YubiKey to work instantly with any number of applications, securing the digital identities for the mass consumer mobile market.