authentication

ID.me’s Identity Gateway Is Now FIDO U2F Certified

ID.me’s Identity Gateway Is Now FIDO U2F Certified

“The new support should help to further raise the profile of ID.me in the wake of its win of the Trailblazer Award at this year’s inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference. “ ID.me’s Identity Gateway is now FIDO U2F certified, and supports FIDO U2F Security Keys, the company has announced. In a statement, ID.me asserted that given…

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Now Compatible With Intel SGX Technology

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Now Compatible With Intel SGX Technology

Nok Nok Labs‘ S3 Authentication Suite is now compatible with Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) technology, the companies have announced. Intel SGX is a tool for application developers allowing them to protect key data and code by sequestering it into secure enclaves. Now, with Intel’s 8th Gen Intel Core processors supporting NNL’s S3 Suite,…

BRIEF: Wearable Technology Moves Beyond Fitness Tracking

BRIEF: Wearable Technology Moves Beyond Fitness Tracking

There has been a growing amount of buzz about wearable technology for years, with the incorporation of biometric technology having helped to establish a whole new category of consumer electronics in fitness tracking. But fitness tracking applications, as popular a niche as they are, signify only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wearable applications…

Credential Management Company Dashlane Joins FIDO Alliance

Credential Management Company Dashlane Joins FIDO Alliance

Dashlane, the provider of an eponymous password management platform, has joined the FIDO Alliance, the company has announced. Membership in the cross-industry consortium was a long time coming. Dashlane was the first password manger to embrace FIDO’s U2F standard, and the first to offer FIDO-based authentication via Yubico’s USB U2F devices. As Dashlane CEO Emmanuel…

FIDO Launches 1.1 Specifications, Cites Progress on Other Fronts

FIDO Launches 1.1 Specifications, Cites Progress on Other Fronts

The FIDO Alliance has announced a new version of its specifications. Complementing the FIDO 1.0 specifications launched about two years ago, the FIDO 1.1 specifications add support for NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy, and smart cards. In a statement announcing the new specifications, the consortium also said they offer “an expanded authenticator metadata service to better…

IAM Summit 2016: Crossmatch Announces DigitalPersona Composite Authentication

IAM Summit 2016: Crossmatch Announces DigitalPersona Composite Authentication

Security and identity management solutions provider Crossmatch announced today that it has pioneered a new comprehensive security paradigm called DigitalPersona Composite Authentication. The new approach to authentication is on showcase at the Gartner IAM Summit in Las Vegas, today through December 1, at booth 722.  –Join FindBiometrics, Crossmatch, and HID Global For The Upcoming Financial Biometrics…

Visa Decries EBA’s High-Friction eCommerce Authentication Proposals

Visa Decries EBA’s High-Friction eCommerce Authentication Proposals

“There’s still time for changes to the EBA’s proposal, and the organization has solicited feedback, and received it from the likes of the FIDO Alliance, whose members by and large concern themselves with technologies aimed at both improving security and reducing friction, such as biometric authentication.” Visa is decrying European regulatory efforts to improve security…

FIDO Celebrates Money20/20 Success

FIDO Celebrates Money20/20 Success

The FIDO Alliance is celebrating what it calls “a busy (and productive!) four days” at last week’s Money20/20 conference in a new blog post. For the authentication standards consortium, the big news was its announcement that it would work with EMVCo to develop a new authentication specification specifically for mPayments and digital wallets, a collaborative…

Biometrics and Identity at Money20/20 – Pt. 1

Biometrics and Identity at Money20/20 – Pt. 1

This week FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas for Money20/20 2016 where biometrics are bigger than ever before. For three consecutive years we have hosted panel discussions at the major FinTech event, watching the audience steadily grow along with the number of biometrics vendors on the exhibition floor. On Monday, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill once again took…

Money20/20: FIDO Developing mPayment Standard with EMVCo

Money20/20: FIDO Developing mPayment Standard with EMVCo

The FIDO Alliance is working with EMVCo to develop a new authentication specification specifically for mobile payments, the organizations have announced at Money20/20 in Las Vegas. The standard will be designed to apply to mobile wallets and mobile payment platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay, and it’s going to be developed as an extension…

Fujitsu Smart Origination Gets GoVerifyID

Fujitsu Smart Origination Gets GoVerifyID

ImageWare’s GoVerifyID technology has been integrated into Fujitsu’s Smart Origination platform. It’s a system designed to enable fast and simple user authentication through a smartphone. In a statement announcing the collaboration, the companies explained that the system “utilizes the camera on the applicant’s smartphone device along with the ImageWare GoVerifyID biometric SaaS offering to collect,…

Salesforce Embraces U2F Standard

Salesforce Embraces U2F Standard

Salesforce, a major US cloud computing company, has announced that it’s going to support the FIDO Alliance’s Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication standard. The support will arrive with the Salesforce Winter ’17 release this month, and will be facilitated via YubiKey support. That means Salesforce users will be able to register their YubiKey USB key…

Yahoo Reveals Much Worse Hack Attack Than Expected

Yahoo Reveals Much Worse Hack Attack Than Expected

Yahoo’s data breach is much worse than expected. Reports emerged earlier this week that the company was preparing to confirm a hack attack that first came to light this past summer when certain credentials of about 200 million users were put up for sale online. Now, Yahoo has revealed that roughly half a billion accounts…

GIS 2016: Will FIDO Be The Bluetooth of Authentication?

GIS 2016: Will FIDO Be The Bluetooth of Authentication?

The Global Identity Summit is taking place in Tampa, Florida, this week and it started with a fresh tone. Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, took to the keynote stage to represent the private sector in authentication and identity, tasked with kicking off a conference that traditionally revolves around the identity needs and accomplishments…

Lenovo Health Teams With LifeMed to Offer Patient ID Solution

Lenovo Health Teams With LifeMed to Offer Patient ID Solution

Lenovo Health has teamed up with LifeMed Inc. to offer a patient ID solution for the healthcare market. They’re calling it the Authoritative Identity Management Exchange, or AIMe, and it’s meant to address the issues of record duplication, identity theft, and fraud. Essentially, the system is designed to establish a definitive link between a patient…

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Organizers Urge Users to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Organizers Urge Users to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

America’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month is coming up, and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), with support from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are launching a global awareness campaign to help users stay secure online. It’s called STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Among the campaign’s core messages are advisories…

The Strong Authentication Specs Fighting Mobile Banking Malware

The Strong Authentication Specs Fighting Mobile Banking Malware

As concerns rise over mobile banking malware, Nok Nok Labs is highlighting the advantages that its authentication strategies—and those of the FIDO Alliance—offer in combating related fraud. Written in response to a Wall Street Journal feature on such security issues, a new blog post by Todd Thiemann on Nok Nok Labs’ website points out FIDO’s approach…

iovation Leverages LaunchKey Tech to Offer Flexible Authentication Solution

iovation Leverages LaunchKey Tech to Offer Flexible Authentication Solution

In a bid to dramatically extend its presence in the authentication market, iovation has acquired LaunchKey and is, accordingly, launching a new authentication solution that takes advantage of the companies’ combined technologies. iovation recently won some industry acclaim in The Golden Bridge Awards for its device-based Customer Authentication platform, which uses trusted devices to enable low-friction…

NIST Outlines Improvements to Digital Authentication Guideline

NIST Outlines Improvements to Digital Authentication Guideline

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a big update to Special Publication 800-63, its Digital Authentication Guideline, reports Federal News Radio. Speaking at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington this week, NIST National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace Deputy Director Michael Garcia reflected on NIST’s evolution over the last ten…

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