The FIDO Alliance has announced the results of the FIDO Developer Challenge, following its conclusion during this year’s Authenticate 2021 conference, which took place in Seattle last month.
The FIDO Developer Challenge saw 14 teams from eight different countries — Canada, France, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, USA, Vietnam — selected from a larger pool of applicants to compete throughout the FIDO implementation stage.
Toronto-based document transfer expert Lockdrop celebrated taking home Gold for its efforts to make the exchange of larger datasets between individuals and enterprises more secure by using end-to-end encryption with WebAuthn as a multi-factor authentication option.
The Silver prize went to Japanese company Shaxware for its proof of concept that took Japan’s National ID Card and turned it into a FIDO certified roaming authenticator.
Finally, the Bronze winner was Boston-based Trillbit, which teamed up with its R&D staff in India to build SoundAuth, a FIDO certified MFA solution that takes the data from sound to allow for frictionless authentication that can work offline, and without the need for any additional hardware token.
In addition to the awards handed out for the Developer Challenge, FIDO made a number of other announcements at this year’s Authenticate conference, including the launch of a new Online Authentication Barometer, designed to better understand how the world feels about various methods of authentication.
The Barometer was introduced by FIDO with the belief that people will show more interest in biometric authentication as they become more familiar with its various forms.
To watch a video of the award ceremony, and to learn more about the winners as well as the other finalists, click here.