Strong online Authentication

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…

FIDO-Based Biometrics Are Going To Make Shopping With Android Easier

FIDO-Based Biometrics Are Going To Make Shopping With Android Easier

With the help of FIDO Alliance standards, Google is about to make shopping a lot easier on Android smartphones. Taking to the stage at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, Google Identity and Security Product Manager Christiaan Brand demoed how user information can automatically be filled in on mobile checkout forms, and purchases can then…

INTERVIEW: FIDO Alliance’s Brett McDowell at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: FIDO Alliance’s Brett McDowell at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

The FIDO Alliance is having a high-profile week in Las Vegas at the Money20/20 conference. The strong authentication consortium’s standards are being highlighted on stage and in the media, thanks to major integrations and demonstrations of FIDO Certified technology— though, with the Alliance nearing the 400 FIDO Certified products milestone, this kind of proliferation doesn’t come as…

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

With the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation fast approaching, Yubico founder and CEO Stina Ehrensvard is making the case for the YubiKey as a convenient, affordable way to reach compliance. The GDPR is essentially a major update to EU privacy regulations first established in 1995, and reflects the massive cultural changes…

Yubico Launches YubiKey 4C Nano Authentication Key

Yubico Launches YubiKey 4C Nano Authentication Key

Yubico has followed through on a promise made at the start of the year with its release of a new miniaturized version of its YubiKey 4C authentication key. It’s called the YubiKey 4C Nano, and continues the pioneering work of its predecessor, which was the first multi-protocol USB-C authentication device on the market at the…

FIDO is an Easy Solution For PSD2 Compliance

FIDO is an Easy Solution For PSD2 Compliance

FIDO authentication standards offer European financial institutions an easy way to comply with the European Union’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulations, the FIDO Alliance argues in a new paper. The final draft of the PSD2’s Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requires financial institutions to use multi-factor authentication for certain kinds of…

Here’s Why FIDO Authentication Standards Are Gaining In Stature

Here’s Why FIDO Authentication Standards Are Gaining In Stature

The FIDO Alliance, a cross-industry consortium of a range of companies in the mobile and tech sectors, is the world’s biggest proponent of strong digital authentication. Its UAF and U2F authentication standards advocate for the use of biometric and multimodal identity confirmation on digital devices, and have proven increasingly influential in the broader tech ecosystem,…

NNL Raises $8 Million in Series D Round Led By Motorola Solutions

NNL Raises $8 Million in Series D Round Led By Motorola Solutions

Nok Nok Labs has raised $8 million in funding from a Series D financing round, the company has announced. The round of funding was led by Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, and saw the participation of all previous NNL investors. In a statement announcing the latest funding, NNL explained that it will use the capital to…

FIDO Standards Take The Spotlight At Cloud Identity Summit

FIDO Standards Take The Spotlight At Cloud Identity Summit

FIDO standards were a hot topic at this year’s Cloud Identity Summit, reports FIDO Alliance Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Shikiar. In a new post on the consortium’s blog, Shikiar notes that numerous sessions at CIS, including a keynote address from Microsoft executives, focused on FIDO standards. FIDO’s own workshop also saw strong attendance, and…

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