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FIDO Alliance Celebrates a Strong Start to 2019

FIDO Alliance Celebrates a Strong Start to 2019

“From all of this great news, the key takeaway is that the time to deploy FIDO is now.” – Andrew Shikiar, Chief Marketing Officer, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance has a lot to celebrate lately, including winning SC Media’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award at RSAC 2019 this month. Acknowledging the win in a post on…

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

Fujitsu Provides Biometric Authentication for Japanese Utility Company

Fujitsu Provides Biometric Authentication for Japanese Utility Company

Fujitsu has announced that TEPCO Systems Corporation has deployed Fujitsu’s FIDO-certified Online Biometric Authentication Service to streamline its maintenance procedures. The platform is specifically being used to improve operations for TEPCO Power Grid, which handles utility pole maintenance in the company’s service area. As with other FIDO-certified services, Fujitsu’s Online Biometric Authentication app is designed…

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

“News of W3C’s WebAuthn approval comes on the heels of the announcement that the entire Android platform had received FIDO2 certification from the FIDO Alliance…” The WebAuthn authentication specification is now an official web standard, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance have announced. The news comes almost a year after the announcement…

Japan’s Largest Bank Deploys Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite for Online Customers

Japan’s Largest Bank Deploys Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite for Online Customers

“Thanks to MUFG Bank’s embrace of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite, customers can now access mobile services using biometric authentication on their Android and iOS devices.” Japan’s largest bank is now offering online customers enhanced authentication security thanks to Nok Nok Labs and its partner Hitachi. Thanks to MUFG Bank’s embrace of Nok Nok…

Android is FIDO2 Certified, Bringing Strong Online Authentication to Over 1 Billion Devices

Android is FIDO2 Certified, Bringing Strong Online Authentication to Over 1 Billion Devices

The FIDO Alliance has announced that the entire Android platform has received FIDO2 Certification. The move immediately brings more than 1 billion Android devices under the FIDO2 umbrella, providing a massive boost to FIDO’s ongoing efforts to move beyond passwords and drive the transition to a biometric authentication standard.  The development will simplify access management…

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

“GoTrust ID is designed to authenticate a user based on device identification with respect to Android and iOS smartphones, together with facial, fingerprint, and or iris recognition, depending on a given device’s capabilities. “ Acer is bringing passwordless authentication to more consumers, care of GoTrust. The companies have announced that the latter’s GoTrust ID authentication…

FIDO Alliance Closed Out the Year with Intense APAC Activity

FIDO Alliance Closed Out the Year with Intense APAC Activity

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2018 with intense activity in the APAC region. In a year-end post on its website, the organization noted that it saw some considerable developments in Japan in particular toward the end of the year. Yahoo! Japan joined FIDO’s Board of Directors, while KDDI and Line both attained FIDO2 certification. Japan…

Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Every year, FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey takes the pulse of the industry, gauging perceptions and attitudes across a range of topics. And while this year’s survey is as varied as ever, the topic of biometric testing is more important than ever. Standardized testing has long been an important component of the biometrics industry, particularly…

FIDO Alliance and Egis Spread the Word About Strong Authentication

FIDO Alliance and Egis Spread the Word About Strong Authentication

The FIDO Alliance has been working with Taiwan-based facial and iris recognition specialist Egis Technology to spread the word about strong authentication in Asia, with the organizations having jointly organized last week’s 2018 FIDO Taipei Seminar. Carrying the slogan, “No More Passwords”, the event featured the participation of a number of firms including GoTrust, AuthenTrend, TWCA,…

Taking a Close Look at a FIDO2 Pioneer

Taking a Close Look at a FIDO2 Pioneer

The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard created quite a stir when it was announced this spring, not least because it promised to bring biometric authentication to the world’s most popular web browsers. Now, that kind of functionality is actually starting to take shape, and the first crop of authenticator solutions have received official certification from…

Motiv Ring Gets Behavioral Biometrics-based Security Upgrade

Motiv Ring Gets Behavioral Biometrics-based Security Upgrade

“…Motiv says that it will soon enable FIDO2-compliant authentication, allowing users to take advantage of the same functionality to sign into online accounts through popular web browsers.” A major software upgrade has made a fitness-tracking wearable into a sophisticated authentication device. Called the Motiv Ring, it is, as you might expect, a finger ring, albeit…

[Money20/20] FIDO’s Brett McDowell Talks FIDO2 and Biometrics

[Money20/20] FIDO’s Brett McDowell Talks FIDO2 and Biometrics

The FIDO Alliance has had a very big year, in no small part thanks to its launch of the FIDO2 authentication standard and its launch of the Biometric Component Certification Program. These are major developments for the identity industry as a whole, setting the stage for broad implementation of stronger authentication security, and with digital identity…

FedID 2018: Aware’s David Benini on Knomi, FIDO Certification, and Cloud vs On-Device

FedID 2018: Aware’s David Benini on Knomi, FIDO Certification, and Cloud vs On-Device

FindBiometrics is in Tampa this week, bringing you live coverage from the 2018 Federal Identity Forum & Exhibition (FedID 2018). During day one on the exhibition floor I interviewed David Benini, Vice President, Marketing & Product at Aware. Our conversation began with discussing Aware’s Knomi biometric software and its recent FIDO certification. We went on…

HID Global Fingerprint Solution Gets Perfect Score in iBeta’s PAD Testing

HID Global Fingerprint Solution Gets Perfect Score in iBeta’s PAD Testing

“Deployed globally, these fingerprint sensors authenticate billions of transactions annually.  They provide trust whenever they are used to validate a person’s identity to grant access, deliver services or distribute funds, because each time they ensure that fingerprint data is from a real person rather than a fake or stolen sample.” – Michael Chaudoin, VP Product Management…

FIDO Token Binding Standard One Step Away From Official Publication

FIDO Token Binding Standard One Step Away From Official Publication

“…token binding is already being adopted by Google and Microsoft in their Chrome and Edge browsers, that is has been included in the OpenID Connect Enhanced Authentication Profile, and that it’s coming to US government authentication standards including NIST SP 800-63-3.” An important security specification developed by the FIDO Alliance is close to becoming finalized. The IETF…

iBeta is First Lab Accredited for FIDO’s Biometrics Component Certification Program

iBeta is First Lab Accredited for FIDO’s Biometrics Component Certification Program

“By meeting the rigorous FIDO Alliance training and testing process to become the first accredited biometrics test lab, iBeta has augmented our already mature biometrics testing program to include the FIDO standards certification efforts.” -Gail Audette, Program Manager, iBeta Colorado-based iBeta Quality Assurance has become the first lab accredited for the FIDO Alliance‘s Biometrics Component…

Aware’s Knomi Solution Gets FIDO UAF 1.1 Certification

Aware’s Knomi Solution Gets FIDO UAF 1.1 Certification

“FIDO continues to gain adoption globally in part because of a dynamic marketplace of certified products from a variety of providers, with each having passed through a rigorous certification program that provides assurance that they are functional and interoperable. Aware is pleased to offer some of the first authenticators available to be version 1.1 certified.”…

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