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Digital Identity Charges Onward Amid the Pandemic: Top Stories Roundup

Digital Identity Charges Onward Amid the Pandemic: Top Stories Roundup

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic grinding much of the global economy to a halt, it has been a busy week in the world of digital identity. Indeed, in some cases, the pandemic might even be accelerating activity in this space, as some of this week’s top stories from Mobile ID World suggests. One of the…

Secret Double Octopus Lands $15 Million in Series B Funding

Secret Double Octopus Lands $15 Million in Series B Funding

Secret Double Octopus has secured $15 million in Series B funding. The company plans to use the funds to continue to develop its passwordless authentication technology for the enterprise. The Secret Double Octopus solution turns an employee’s phone into a physical security token to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to the system. It also…

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…

HID Global Launches USB-C Solution at RSA 2020

HID Global Launches USB-C Solution at RSA 2020

Texas-based secure identity solutions provider HID Global will be demonstrating its support for the industry’s latest passwordless FIDO2 authentication solutions at RSA 2020 in San Francisco. HID Global’s solutions — which help to realize the industry’s aim for a passwordless future in both physical and digital environments — include smart cards, an expanded USB key…

Thales Releases New Passwordless Authentication Devices

Thales Releases New Passwordless Authentication Devices

Thales has released new passwordless authentication devices that can be used to log into Microsoft Azure AD apps and services. The devices are geared towards enterprise customers, and are compliant with the latest FIDO2 standards. To that end, the devices will act as a hardware token that can be deployed for PKI-FIDO use cases. 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…

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…

Secret Double Octopus Wraps its Arms Around Asigra

Secret Double Octopus Wraps its Arms Around Asigra

Asigra is enhancing its cloud backup platform with password-free authentication from Secret Double Octopus. The new partnership will increase the security of Asigra’s Cloud Backup Evolved and is intended to mitigate the threat posed by ransomware attacks.    “In today’s hostile cyber environment, keeping client data secure in the cloud has to be top priority,”…