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FIDO Celebrates Success of Security Key Giveaway in South Korea

FIDO Celebrates Success of Security Key Giveaway in South Korea

The FIDO Alliance has provided an update on its security key support program in South Korea. The initiative was first announced back in April, with plans to distribute 300 free security keys to organizations that needed to protect remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance has now handed out 156 of those proposed 300…

Yubico Releases New Android SDK

Yubico Releases New Android SDK

Yubico has officially released its Android SDK. The platform will make it easier for mobile developers to deliver apps with built-in support for YubiKey authentication. With the release, Yubico will essentially be able to offer security coverage to the entire mobile ecosystem. The company has already released an iOS SDK, so developers will now be…

FIDO Alliance Publishes Two eIDAS White Papers

FIDO Alliance Publishes Two eIDAS White Papers

The FIDO Alliance is calling attention to the European Union’s eIDAS regulations with two new white papers that detail the intersection of FIDO2 and eIDAS standards. The white papers were written to show businesses and governments how they can use FIDO authentication technology to develop their own eIDAS solutions. The EU’s eIDAS standards were introduced…

FIDO’s Korea Working Group Opens Registration for 2020 Hackathon

FIDO’s Korea Working Group Opens Registration for 2020 Hackathon

The FIDO Alliance Korea Working Group is moving forward with its second annual FIDO Hackathon. The 2019 Hackathon was set up to promote FIDO protocols in South Korea, and to help support the local development community. The 2020 Hackathon will continue to advance those goals, though the Working Group has made several changes to the…

FIDO’s Korea Working Group is Handing Out 300 Free Security Keys

FIDO’s Korea Working Group is Handing Out 300 Free Security Keys

The FIDO Alliance’s Korea Working Group will be handing out 300 free security keys to protect remote employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The giveaway has been dubbed the FIDO Security Key Support Campaign, and it is being carried out in collaboration with eWBM, AirCuve and Octatco, who are sponsoring the initiative. Octatco is a Yubico…

AU10TIX is the Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

AU10TIX is the Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

AU10TIX has become the latest member of the FIDO Alliance. The authentication startup believes that FIDO membership will give it a greater voice on the international stage, especially as the FIDO Alliance continues to advocate for passwordless security and identity solutions. “Providing safer and compliant solutions requires us to be at the forefront of global…

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

The FIDO Alliance’s inaugural Authenticate conference has officially been postponed. The event was originally scheduled to run from June 2-3, but will now take place on November 9-10. The FIDO Alliance member plenary has similarly been rebooked for November 11-12. The venue will remain the same despite the scheduling shakeup. Both Authenticate and the member…

FATF Highlights FIDO Standards in Latest Digital Identity Guidelines

FATF Highlights FIDO Standards in Latest Digital Identity Guidelines

The FIDO Alliance is calling attention to a recent report from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF is comprised of international financial regulators, and FATF Recommendations set the industry standard for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing best practices. In that regard, the organization’s latest “Guidance on Digital Identity” is noteworthy because it placed…

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.…

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