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Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Another digital service is making use of Yoti’s secure identity verification technology. Student Nannies is a site that connects students looking for extra work to working parents looking for affordable childcare. The site allows the students to sign up for free and set their rates and availability, and allows busy parents to select a babysitter…

FacePhi Leaps into Healthcare Biometrics with Swiss Medical Group Partnership

FacePhi Leaps into Healthcare Biometrics with Swiss Medical Group Partnership

“It is a breakthrough in our business strategy, since we are entering a new sector in which we had no presence before.” – Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi Spain-based biometric authentication specialist FacePhi has made its first big leap beyond the financial services sector, announcing that a new partnership with Swiss Medical Group has brought it…

House Hearing Sees FIDO Standards Venerated as Solution to Financial ID Challenges

House Hearing Sees FIDO Standards Venerated as Solution to Financial ID Challenges

The FIDO Alliance received considerable praise during last week’s House hearing on Identity in Financial Services. Speaking before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on behalf of the Better Identity Coalition, Venable LLP’s Jeremy Grant identified three main challenges facing modern financial institutions, and argued that FIDO standards offer potential solutions to…

Goode Intelligence Places Focus on Digital Identity at 2020 Summit in London

Goode Intelligence Places Focus on Digital Identity at 2020 Summit in London

Goode Intelligence has put out a call for speakers for its inaugural Identity Summit London. The 2020 event will take place on Thursday, January 30th and will be hosted at Rise London’s conference venue in the city. The Identity Summit London is building on Goode’s Biometric Summits, which began with Biometric Summit London 2018. The…

New Customers and Strategic Partnerships Drive Year-Over-Year Growth for Onfido

New Customers and Strategic Partnerships Drive Year-Over-Year Growth for Onfido

Onfido is boasting about a stellar year after posting a 171 percent year-over-year growth in sales for the second quarter. The company credited the strong growth to a number of different factors, including a series of new customers and strategic partners. “Our core identity verification business is continuing to meet and exceed the market need…

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

“Professionals interest in speaking at the inaugural Authenticate conference are encouraged to send their proposals to FIDO’s event organizers by November 1st of this year.” The FIDO Alliance is organizing its first big industry conference, the organization has revealed; and it already has some big names on board. Dubbed “Authenticate”, it’s going to be a…

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy is trying to simplify identity verification and authentication with a new web browser interface that does not require any back-end coding or software integration. Dubbed the Identity Portal, the new platform combines Ipsidy’s flagship Proof and Verified services to enable mobile identity verification and authentication with minimal technical expertise. Proof is a mobile document…

Identity Verification Market Driven by Digital Onboarding Demand

Identity Verification Market Driven by Digital Onboarding Demand

Goode Intelligence has published a new White Paper that highlights the importance of secure digital identity verification. Titled “The Digital Identity Problem – Solving the issue of trust,” the free paper suggests that reliable verification is essential because enterprises need to know the identities of their customers in order to safely do business with those…

BioCatch Details Major Identity and Privacy Trends in the Biometrics Industry

BioCatch Details Major Identity and Privacy Trends in the Biometrics Industry

The BioCatch Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer traces the evolution of identity, privacy, and design BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny has shared some insights in a new blog post that looks back at twenty years in the biometrics industry. The company’s Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer specifically focused on identity, privacy, and design, noting how the prevailing…

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…

FIDO Announces Biometrics Certification Program

FIDO Announces Biometrics Certification Program

 “As an organization that is driven by our members’ real-world business requirements, and already experienced at delivering globally scalable high-quality certification programs, the FIDO Alliance was the organization our members chose to fill this gap in the market.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance is launching its own certification program for…

FIDO2 Authentication Comes to Microsoft Edge in Build 17723

FIDO2 Authentication Comes to Microsoft Edge in Build 17723

Microsoft has officially announced that FIDO2-based web authentication has come to its Edge browser. First announced this April, the FIDO Alliance’s latest authentication standard features a core component called WebAuthn API. It’s designed to empower users of web browsers with convenient and highly secure authentication options, including facial recognition, a fingerprint scan on a paired…

WEBINAR: Preparing For a Post-Password Internet

WEBINAR: Preparing For a Post-Password Internet

On Wednesday May 30 at 11 AM Eastern, FindBiometrics and the FIDO Alliance presented the latest in our expert biometrics webinar series: ‘Preparing For the Post-Password Internet.’ The culmination of On-Device Authentication Month, the webinar dealt with topics concerning FIDO2 standards empowering browsers to support password alternatives, the opportunities and challenges facing strong online authentication…

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

May has come to an end and with it must go On-Device Authentication Month, our five week focus on the biometric authentication technologies replacing passwords online and across the vertical markets. For the entire month we dedicated feature articles, industry news coverage and the latest entry in our renowned webinar series to the on-device authentication…

FIDO2 Hits The Ground Running With Strong RSA 2018 Showing

FIDO2 Hits The Ground Running With Strong RSA 2018 Showing

The FIDO Alliance‘s new FIDO2 standards made a strong showing at this year’s RSA security conference, reports FIDO Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Shikiar. Announced earlier this month, the FIDO2 authentication standards are most notable for their WebAuthn component, which is designed to enable biometric and security key authentication through major web browsers including Google…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Andrew Shikiar, Senior Director of Marketing, FIDO Alliance at Mobile World Congress 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Andrew Shikiar, Senior Director of Marketing, FIDO Alliance at Mobile World Congress 2018

It’s Mobile World Congress 2018 this week, and FindBiometrics is bringing you coverage from the international conference in Barcelona, reporting live from the exhibition floor. Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, caught up with FIDO Alliance Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Shikiar to talk about user authentication, the “password problem”, the mobile first economy, changes to…

FIDO Alliance Sees Strong Adoption in Korea

FIDO Alliance Sees Strong Adoption in Korea

“…FIDO Korea Working Group Vice-Chair Dongpyo Hong noted that his working group launched with executive representation from some of Korea’s major firms, including Raonsecure and Samsung Electronics, and suggested that it’s poised to get even broader support in the year to come.” Just a couple of months after launching its FIDO Korea Working Group, the…

FIDO Authentication Can Complement Federation Protocols

FIDO Authentication Can Complement Federation Protocols

As a growing number of organizations embrace FIDO-based security, there is some confusion about whether FIDO authentication is meant to replace federation protocols like SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) and OpenID Connect (OIDC). But in fact FIDO can complement such authentication mechanisms, argues FIDO Enterprise Adoption Group Co-chair Salah Machani. As Machani explains in a…

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