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Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance has announced that nine additional companies have become FIDO certified. The newly certified organizations include Acceptto, AirCUVE, Fishbag Technology, Gemalto, Jazz Networks, and Smart Technology Investment and Development. The certifications demonstrate the continuing momentum of the FIDO Alliance’s standards. This time last year, FIDO announced that the number of devices supporting is…

‘OpenMedReady’ Framework Ties Biometrics to Patient Data

‘OpenMedReady’ Framework Ties Biometrics to Patient Data

A number of firms involved in the technology and health sectors have banded together to establish a standards framework for remote health care. The initiative is dubbed “OpenMedReady”. The collaborators include Arm, ForgeRock, Philips, Qualcomm Life, Sparsa, and US TrustedCare. And their mission, according to a statement from the firms, is to “complement existing standards…

FIDO Alliance and GSMA Enter into Liaison Partnership

FIDO Alliance and GSMA Enter into Liaison Partnership

The FIDO Alliance and GSMA have teamed up to help foster the development of standardized, secure authentication solutions. The collaboration comes in the wake of the biggest Mobile World Congress yet. As FIDO Alliance marketing director Andrew Shikiar tells it in a new post on the FIDO website, the question of how FIDO standards fit…

Novetta VP to Help Lead Development of ISO/IEC Anti-Spoofing Standard

Novetta VP to Help Lead Development of ISO/IEC Anti-Spoofing Standard

“The appointment further raises Novetta’s profile as an analytics company capable of assessing sophisticated technologies.” A Novetta executive will help to lead the development of an ISO/IEC JTC1 standard concerning spoofing attacks against smartphone biometric authentication systems, the company has announced. ISO/IEC JTC1 is a joint committee of the International Organization for Standardization and the…

FIDO Heralds Increasing Prominence of its Standards in Mobile Sector

FIDO Heralds Increasing Prominence of its Standards in Mobile Sector

In the wake of this year’s Mobile World Congress, the FIDO Alliance is heralding the increasing prominence of its standards in the mobile sector. Offering its MWC takeaways in a new blog post, the consortium points out that a number of MNOs at the show had either adopted FIDO standards or were in the process…

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…

Year in Review 2016: When Will The Password Die?

Year in Review 2016: When Will The Password Die?

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program

NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced a new facial recognition testing program. The Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) allows developers to have their biometric systems formally tested by NIST, an organization already well respected for its rigorous testing of fingerprint recognition systems. And unlike previous NIST evaluation programs, the FRVT will be…

Korean-Developed Biometric Technologies Deemed Global Standards

Korean-Developed Biometric Technologies Deemed Global Standards

“Two of the technologies are specifically for mobile applications, and were collaboratively developed by Korean researchers, the Korea Internet & Security Agency, and researchers abroad.” A few biometric authentication technologies developed by South Korean researchers have been approved for use as global standards by the ITU Telecommunication Standard, reports BusinessKorea. Two of the technologies are…

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…

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…

FIDO Alliance Boasts 250 Certified Products

FIDO Alliance Boasts 250 Certified Products

“Accordingly, in a statement announcing the latest milestone, FIDO Alliance Technical Director Adam Powers asserts that the demand from organizations seeking FIDO Certification “has expanded tremendously”…” There are now 250 FIDO Certified products on the market, FIDO has announced. The new milestone reflects more than 200 percent growth over the past year. The marker was passed…

Visa, Mastercard, PASA Announce Biometric Authentication Standard

Visa, Mastercard, PASA Announce Biometric Authentication Standard

Visa, Mastercard, and the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) have officially launched a biometric authentication standard. The standard will help to ensure that cardholders have access to the same biometric services across South Africa’s financial sector. BusinessTech reports that PASA first approached Visa and Mastercard about establishing a standard in March of last year.…

FIDO, EMVCo to Collaborate on Chip Card Standards

FIDO, EMVCo to Collaborate on Chip Card Standards

The FIDO Alliance is teaming up with EMVCo, the regulatory body responsible for EMV chip standards, to explore how FIDO’s authentication standards could be incorporated into EMV frameworks. The organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start exploring the idea, and will start with an exploratory process that could lead to more substantial efforts in…

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance is seeing growing enthusiasm for its authentication standards in a world that is increasingly dissatisfied with password-based security. The organization has announced that more than 200 products are now FIDO Certified. That suggests considerable growth, given that FIDO had only reached the 150-product mark in April; and indeed the consortium says that it has seen…

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Virginia-based Sciometrics has partnered with the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) to help the agency develop standards for contactless fingerprint scanning. The partnership appears to be a response to the NIST’s call for collaboration in the late summer of 2015. NIST is one of the most important standards bodies for biometric technologies, and works…

BEAT Offers Biometric Tech Assessment Tool for EU

BEAT Offers Biometric Tech Assessment Tool for EU

BEAT, the Biometric Evaluation and Testing project, is now an open-source platform available for download. The project is funded by the European Commission, and its mandate is to build a standards framework for assessing biometric technologies. The project has also sought to ensure that these standards can be used both by the academic community and the…

Nok Nok Labs Assists FIDO Push Into European Regulatory Process

Nok Nok Labs Assists FIDO Push Into European Regulatory Process

Nok Nok Labs is optimistic about the future of digital payments in Europe. With the European Banking Authority considering new standards for payment security across the European Union via its Directive on Payments Services, or “PSD2”, Nok Nok Labs has worked with the FIDO Alliance to draft recommendations on user authentication. The comments were submitted…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Role of Public Perception

Biometrics Year in Review: The Role of Public Perception

Last year was one of unprecedented visibility for biometric technology. With major innovations in mobility and consumer electronics bringing post-password tech to the masses, and with the increased international threat of terrorism once again spurring on the initiatives to biometrically secure borders, biometrics were among the mainstream topics of 2015. But with increased optics comes…

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