FIDO Alliance

FIDO Welcomes Egis To Board of Directors

FIDO Welcomes Egis To Board of Directors

Fingerprint sensor company Egis has joined the FIDO Alliance’s board of directors. Egis has been a member of the authentication consortium since 2013. It’s a natural progression, given the company’s involvement in FIDO and the industry more broadly. Egis was one of the first Asia-based companies to support the FIDO Alliance, and as a member…

Synaptics’ Fingerprint Sensor is on New DoCoMo Phone

Synaptics’ Fingerprint Sensor is on New DoCoMo Phone

The integration is significant not only because of Sharp’s prominence in consumer electronics, but also because the new mobile device represents another prong in NTT DoCoMo’s groundbreaking efforts to institutionalize the high authentication standards of the FIDO Alliance Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensor has been adapted into a new smartphone from Sharp. The Aquos ZETA…

IdentityX Gets FIDO Certification

IdentityX Gets FIDO Certification

Daon has announced that its mobile authentication platform, IdentityX, has received FIDO certification. The platform passed the FIDO Alliance’s rigorous testing, and has been deemed compatible with other FIDO 1.0 devices and services. Daon’s IdentityX platform has multimodal biometric capabilities, and is ideal for mobile authentication systems. It recently won the Best in Show Award…

NIST Joins The FIDO Alliance

NIST Joins The FIDO Alliance

Continuing in its recent streak of announcing high profile new members, the FIDO Alliance today welcomed its two first government members: NIST from the United States  and the United Kingdom Office of the Cabinet. The new members are the first to join under the Government Class membership, which was introduced simultaneously. According to FIDO, the…

News Roundup: DOCOMO and FIDO Break the Password

News Roundup: DOCOMO and FIDO Break the Password

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Time & Attendance Month to a close with that look at the technologies that are putting biometrics in front of end user on a daily basis. In the industry news section the big headlines were in the mobile sphere, while commerce, fingerprints and contactless modalities rounded out the week’s…

DOCOMO Embraces Qualcomm Biometric Platform

DOCOMO Embraces Qualcomm Biometric Platform

Japan-based mobile network operator NTT DOCOMO continues to make strides in embracing next-generation authentication security. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wireless technology developer, has announced that DOCOMO is going to be the first operator to embrace the company’s Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform. The platform is going to be employed with third-party biometric sensors to enable…

DOCOMO Eliminates Passwords for 65 Million Customers

DOCOMO Eliminates Passwords for 65 Million Customers

A major blow has been struck in the war on passwords. The FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium dedicated to open strong authentication standards, has announced that NTT DOCOMO, a mobile network operator in Japan, has joined its board of directors. As such, DOCOMO has become the first mobile network operator to deploy FIDO’s standards, effectively…

Biometric IoT Security Platform Coming From HYPR

Biometric IoT Security Platform Coming From HYPR

HYPR Corp. is launching a new security platform for the Internet of Things. Called the Biometric Security Integration Kit, it’s an end-to-end solution that can secure both devices and applications. The Kit will be launched this summer in North America and Europe. It’s meant to be an embedded, under-the-hood security solution that the company calls…

HYPR Joins FIDO Alliance

HYPR Joins FIDO Alliance

HYPR Corp., an open platform provider of cloud-based biometric security, has joined the FIDO Alliance. In making the announcement, the company highlighted FIDO’s commitment to universal authentication standards and advancements in security and privacy, and emphasized its own offerings to help in the efforts. HYPR’s platform uses biometric sensors to link mobile devices to the cloud…

Fingerprints To Replace Physicians’ Passwords

Fingerprints To Replace Physicians’ Passwords

MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. has announced plans to implement a biometric authentication system in its platform. The US-based pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company will use Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite to secure its Physician Access Portal with FIDO-ready fingerprint authentication. MedImpact’s Physician Access Portal essentially provides medical practitioners with an easy-to-use digital means of…

FIDO Praises Government’s Strong Authentication Attitude

FIDO Praises Government’s Strong Authentication Attitude

Governments are now recognizing the importance of strong, secure authentication in the digital world, writes FIDO Alliance Vice President Ramesh Kesanupalli in a post on the FIDO Alliance website. Kesanupalli praises the Obama administration for organizing the recent Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit, and for coming out strongly in favor of stronger authentication. An afternoon…

New Ultrasonic System Maps Fingerprints in 3D

New Ultrasonic System Maps Fingerprints in 3D

Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled its newest fingerprint scanning technology, which it called “the latest in cutting-edge biometric fingerprint authentication”. Called the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID, the new system uses ultrasonic technology to get a 3D image of a fingerprint. The new system works by using high-frequency sound waves to develop a high-quality fingerprint image from…

FIDO Ready Tech Coming From AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs

FIDO Ready Tech Coming From AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs

Voice biometrics developer AGNITiO and FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs (NNL) have teamed up to offer a FIDO Ready solution adhering to the Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol. The announcement comes in anticipation of next week’s Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. FIDO’s UAF specification refers to the passwordless authentication concept, in which a use can…

Cypress Joins FIDO Just in Time for MWC

Cypress Joins FIDO Just in Time for MWC

Touch sensor developer Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has joined the FIDO Alliance. The move comes just in time for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company will be its wearable tech and Internet of Things solutions. Cypress was in the news last year when it partnered with IDEX ASA to implement that company’s fingerprint…

FIDO Alliance Appoints New Leadership For 2015

FIDO Alliance Appoints New Leadership For 2015

The Fast Identification Online (FIDO) Alliance announced today the results of its annual officer election. Dustin Ingalls of Microsoft has been appointed as the consortium’s new presidents while Brett McDowell has been elected to the position of FIDO’s first executive director. Outgoing FIDO president Michael Barrett is being honored as chairman emeritus. Along with those…

Year in Review 2014: The Most Important Biometrics News

Year in Review 2014: The Most Important Biometrics News

The end of January is here and it’s time to bring the 12th annual FindBiometrics Year in Review to a close. Over the past weeks we have dissected and discussed the results of our largest survey ever, which saw over 150 professionals and experts from the identity management industry weighing in on the state of…

Biometrics, Privacy and the Internet of Things – Interview With Samsung’s Steven Rahman

Steven Rahman, Director of Technology and Strategy at Samsung, leads a forward thinking team tasked with a critical mission: to secure and develop technology that will maintain the competitiveness of the Samsung platform.  As part of our 12th annual biometrics industry Year in Review, Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had a chance to speak with Rahman about the state…

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