authentication standards

FIDO Alliance Ends Year with Another Batch of FIDO Certifications

FIDO Alliance Ends Year with Another Batch of FIDO Certifications

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2019 with another round of certifications, bringing the total number of FIDO certified products to 688. The organization called particular attention to the authenticator certifications program, which was established to provide enterprises with more information about the relative strength of various FIDO authenticators and credentials. One hundred and seven authenticators…

Ping Identity Integrates New Tech into Intelligent Identity Platform

Ping Identity Integrates New Tech into Intelligent Identity Platform

Ping Identity has upgraded its Intelligent Identity platform with a slew of improvements that will help enterprises develop a dynamic Zero Trust security environment. The highlights include enhanced support for passwordless FIDO2 protocols and a handful of new technology integrations. With regards to FIDO2, the Intelligent Identity platform streamlines authentication workflows and makes it easier…

FIDO Wraps Up Successful Hackathon in South Korea

FIDO Wraps Up Successful Hackathon in South Korea

The FIDO Alliance has wrapped up its Hackathon in Korea. Carried out by the Alliance’s Korea Working Group, the Hackathon was first announced back in July, leading up to final evaluations at the Samsung Seoul R&D Campus on September 6. The process concluded with an awards ceremony at the FIDO Seoul Seminar later that month.…

FIDO Alliance Highlights Expansion of FIDO2 in 2019 Year End Report

FIDO Alliance Highlights Expansion of FIDO2 in 2019 Year End Report

The FIDO Alliance is calling attention to the global spread of FIDO-certified login technology in its 2019 year-end progress report. The organization notes that nearly every major web browser – including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera – introduced FIDO2 support in 2019, while FIDO’s WebAuthn API became an official W3C web standard. FIDO2 also extended…

ID Experts Preach Benefits of Secure Digital Identity at FIDO Policy Forum

ID Experts Preach Benefits of Secure Digital Identity at FIDO Policy Forum

The FIDO Alliance recently held an awareness-raising event in D.C., and the organization’s CMO and Executive Director, Andrew Shikiar, is celebrating the signs it delivered of a growing awareness of the importance of secure digital identity. The policy forum was held in collaboration with the Better Identity Coalition, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), and…

South Korean Seminar Highlights the Expansion of FIDO Standards

South Korean Seminar Highlights the Expansion of FIDO Standards

The FIDO Alliance recently hosted an authentication seminar in Seoul, South Korea, where it highlighted several use cases that demonstrate the utility of password-free security. The examples were all pulled from the Korean and Japanese markets, and help to explain why FIDO security has become more and more popular in the past few years. Samsung…

IDnow Becomes Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

IDnow Becomes Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

IDnow has become an official member of the FIDO Alliance. The developer of the AutoIdent identity verification platform will lend its expertise to further the Alliance’s efforts to establish strong password-free security and authentication standards. “IDnow brings innovative AI-based identity verification technology and a high level of security experience to the Alliance,” said FIDO Executive…

Yubico, Partners Celebrate FIDO2 Success

Yubico, Partners Celebrate FIDO2 Success

The WebAuthn standard is seeing growing support, and Yubico is celebrating that growth with a new blog post featuring commentary from some of the company’s biggest partners. To recap: WebAuthn is the key component of the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard. It’s essentially designed to enable end users to ditch passwords when logging into online…

HID Global Gets Security Cards and Keys FIDO2-compliant

HID Global Gets Security Cards and Keys FIDO2-compliant

“All major web browsers now support FIDO2 authentication, which means HID Global’s Crescendo keys will enable their users to access accounts with their smart cards or security keys using NFC, USB-A, or USB-C connectivity.” HID Global has upgraded its Crescendo smart cards to be compliant with the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard, the company has…

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

“For end users, the support means being able to implement greater security when authenticating online.” WebAuthn, the component of the FIDO2 authentication standard that pertains to biometric or security key-based authentication through web browsers, is gaining traction: Apple has enabled support for WebAuthn in its latest Safari Technology Preview for macOS, and Twitter and Coinbase…

Idiap Research Institute Becomes FIDO Accredited Biometrics Testing Lab

Idiap Research Institute Becomes FIDO Accredited Biometrics Testing Lab

“Now that it has succeeded in becoming an accredited FIDO biometrics lab, Idiap is poised to play an increasingly important role in the broader digital security fight…” The Idiap Research Institute – a Swiss IT research organization – has become the third accredited testing center for the FIDO Alliance’s Biometrics Component Certification Program. Affiliated with…

Recent Certifications Help Establish FIDO as the Modern Security Standard

Recent Certifications Help Establish FIDO as the Modern Security Standard

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

FIDO Celebrates Big Wins of 2019

FIDO Celebrates Big Wins of 2019

“From all of this great news, the key takeaway is that the time to deploy FIDO is now.” – Andrew Shikiar, Chief Marketing Officer, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance has a lot to celebrate lately, including winning SC Media’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award at RSAC 2019 this month. Acknowledging the win in a post on…

Yubico Founder Celebrates W3C’s WebAuthn Approval

Yubico Founder Celebrates W3C’s WebAuthn Approval

“From start to finish, the WebAuthn spec development has been more than a three-year process, but for Yubico, this is a culmination of more than a decade of innovation and seven years of standards work.” – Stina Ehrensvärd, Founder & CEO, Yubico The WebAuthn specification became an official W3C standard this week, and Yubico founder…

StrongKey Releases Free, Open-Source FIDO2 Server

StrongKey Releases Free, Open-Source FIDO2 Server

StrongKey has made it even easier for web developers to meet the FIDO2 certification standard. The digital security company has announced that it will be making its FIDO server available as a free, open-source platform in an effort to accelerate the transition to a password-free society. “Removing passwords has become a critical necessity in today’s…

FIDO Alliance Highlights APAC Growth at Turn of Year

FIDO Alliance Highlights APAC Growth at Turn of Year

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2018 with intense activity in the APAC region. In a year-end post on its website, the organization noted that it saw some considerable developments in Japan in particular toward the end of the year. Yahoo! Japan joined FIDO’s Board of Directors, while KDDI and Line both attained FIDO2 certification. Japan…

FIDO, Egis Organize Taiwan Seminar

FIDO, Egis Organize Taiwan Seminar

The FIDO Alliance has been working with Taiwan-based facial and iris recognition specialist Egis Technology to spread the word about strong authentication in Asia, with the organizations having jointly organized last week’s 2018 FIDO Taipei Seminar. Carrying the slogan, “No More Passwords”, the event featured the participation of a number of firms including GoTrust, AuthenTrend, TWCA,…

Biometric USB Key Among Earliest FIDO2-certified Solutions

Biometric USB Key Among Earliest FIDO2-certified Solutions

“The device features a built-in fingerprint sensor, combining the two-factor security of a USB key with the sophistication of biometric authentication.” South Korea-based eWBM‘s Golden Gate biometric USB key has attained FIDO2 certification, the company has announced. The device features a built-in fingerprint sensor, combining the two-factor security of a USB key with the sophistication…

Robust Support for FIDO2 is Already Here

Robust Support for FIDO2 is Already Here

Just a handful of months after the new FIDO2 authentication standard was first announced, robust support has emerged in the tech ecosystem, the FIDO Alliance has announced. Three of the world’s biggest web browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge – now support the authentication standard, empowering end users with the ability to…

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