CyberLink has become the latest biometrics specialist to join the FIDO Alliance, signing on as an Associate Member.
“As privacy and protection are increasingly critical imperatives of our society’s reliance on technology in every facet of life, users deserve stronger yet more intuitive authentication methods,” explained CyberLink CEO Jau Huang. “I have no doubt that CyberLink’s biometrics authentication expertise, cemented through FaceMe, our facial recognition technology, will benefit the FIDO Alliance in establishing and providing safer authentication methods for end-users.”
The company’s FaceMe solution has been enjoying a rising profile. Updated with performance enhancements a year ago, the facial recognition platform’s retail applications were highlighted by partner Qualcomm at the NRF 2022 show in January. And just last week, CyberLink announced that AXIS Communications had integrated its biometric technology into the AXIS Camera Station VMS.
The FIDO Alliance, meanwhile, has attained a certain prominence of its own. The organization is an advocacy group pushing for strong online authentication that goes beyond the standard password-based approach to security, and has established itself as a key standard-setter in secure authentication. A number of high-profile biometrics vendors are FIDO members, and tech giants like Facebook and Amazon are on its Board of Directors.
“We are excited to welcome our newest Associate Member CyberLink,” commented FIDO CMO and Executive Director Andrew Shikiar. “The FIDO vision of universal strong authentication promises better security, enhanced privacy, more commerce and expansion of services throughout digital industries. CyberLink’s addition to our Alliance supports our industry goal to make user authentication easier and safer for all parties.”
The continued expansion in FIDO’s membership speaks to the organization’s ongoing ascent. FIDO hosted its first in-person Authenticate conference last summer, and launched a certification program for authentication professionals in October.
(Originally posted on FindBiometrics)