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FIDO Shares Full Agenda for Authenticate 2020

FIDO Shares Full Agenda for Authenticate 2020

The FIDO Alliance has released the full agenda for its upcoming Authenticate conference. The inaugural event is scheduled to run from June 2-3 in Seattle. Authenticate was first announced back in September, and is the FIDO Alliance’s first attempt at hosting a major industry event. The conference was set up to advance the organization’s passwordless…

Idaptive Brings Passwordless Authentication to Next-Gen Access

Idaptive Brings Passwordless Authentication to Next-Gen Access

The Identity and Access Management specialist Idaptive is bringing passwordless authentication to its Next-Gen Access (NGA) platform. The latest NGA update will allow users to take advantage of FIDO’s WebAuthn standards, which enable device-based authentication for people using online services. In plain terms, that means that Idaptive users will be able to use passwordless authentication…

Nok Nok Welcomes Apple to the FIDO Alliance

Nok Nok Welcomes Apple to the FIDO Alliance

Nok Nok Labs has formally welcomed Apple to the FIDO Alliance. The greeting confirms a news story that broke earlier in the week, which indicated that Apple had not only joined the Alliance, but would be taking on a leadership role as a member of the board. As one of the original co-founders of the…

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

One of the world’s most prominent tech companies has finally joined the FIDO Alliance. Apple has officially become the latest member of the organization, and will immediately step into a role as a board-level member alongside fellow tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The news suggests that Apple is becoming more invested in the…

Onfido Highlights Key Takeaways from WEF Authentication White Paper

Onfido Highlights Key Takeaways from WEF Authentication White Paper

Onfido has listed some of the key takeaways from the World Economic Forum’s new white paper on passwordless authentication. Onfido was one of the organizations that contributed to the paper, which was released during the recent WEF annual meeting in Davos. In the paper, the WEF noted that passwords are becoming more and more difficult…

FIDO Announces Keynote Speakers for Authenticate Conference

FIDO Announces Keynote Speakers for Authenticate Conference

The FIDO Alliance has finally shared the list of keynote speakers for the inaugural Authenticate conference in June. The organization first put out the call for speakers when Authenticate was announced back in September. Authenticate will be FIDO’s first attempt at organizing a major industry event, and is scheduled for June 2-3 at the Motif…

World Economic Forum Promotes Use of Password-Free FIDO Technology

World Economic Forum Promotes Use of Password-Free FIDO Technology

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is encouraging organizations to adopt the FIDO Alliance’s passwordless authentication standards with a new paper that was published during this week’s annual meeting in Davos. The paper was put together with input from the FIDO Alliance and a number of member organizations, and specifically highlighted the fact that password-free authentication…

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be…

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…

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

The credential management company (and FIDO Alliance member) Dashlane is once again calling attention to bad password practices with the release of its fourth annual “Worst Password Offenders” list. The list identifies individuals and organizations that made particularly high-profile password mistakes at some point in 2019. Some of the blunders are attributable to basic human…

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…

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another varied week in mobile identity news, and that is once again reflected in the latest roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. But with a careful look, one or two key themes can be spotted. The FIDO Alliance, for example, found its way into a couple of different stories. One of them…

Study Assesses Biometric Tech’s Accessibility

Study Assesses Biometric Tech’s Accessibility

HYPR and MITRE have released the results of a study that examined the usability of various forms of biometric authentication for people with vision or hearing disabilities. The study leveraged HYPR’s True Passwordless Security platform, which meets the latest FIDO standards and is compatible with iOS, Android, and web applications. The study evaluated the utility…

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…

Secret Double Octopus Authentication Server Receives FIDO2 Certification

Secret Double Octopus Authentication Server Receives FIDO2 Certification

Secret Double Octopus has announced that its Octopus Authentication Server v4.0 has officially received FIDO2 certification. Secret Double Octopus specializes in passwordless authentication for the enterprise, delivering security solutions that allow companies to leverage biometrics, mobile devices, and FIDO security keys to protect company assets. To that end, the Octopus Authentication Server allows employees to…

Nok Nok Releases FIDO Authentication SDK for Smart Watches

Nok Nok Releases FIDO Authentication SDK for Smart Watches

Nok Nok Labs has released the first FIDO authentication solution designed specifically for smart watch devices. Dubbed the Nok Nok App SDK for Smart Watch, the solution is based on the same technology that is already used to safeguard web and mobile apps, and extends those strong FIDO standards to the smart watch ecosystem. The…

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