FIDO Alliance outlines plans for RSA Conference

February 20, 2014 - 

The FIDO Alliance has outlined its plans for the RSA Conference USA 2014, set to take place in San Francisco this month, from February 24-28, 2014.

According to the group, it will pursue new members and strive to engage the security community at large in developing strong authentication.

“We look to the RSA Conference 2014, in San Francisco, to engage new members from the Enterprise, Financial Services, and E-Commerce sectors. Along with many others, these groups are critically challenged to replace password and PIN dependencies with strong authentication,” FIDO Alliance president Michael Barrett said. “The FIDO Alliance is active and available at this year’s RSA Conference to brief organizations on the emerging authentication capability that offers Relying Parties and their users authentication that is simultaneously more secure, private, and easier to use.”

In addition, at the RSA conference, Alliance members will demonstrate FIDO Ready products based on FIDO specifications.

The FIDO Ready Showcase on Wednesday afternoon, 1-5 pm, February 26, Moscone North, Room 110 will feature two FIDO Alliance member panels, FIDO Ready product demonstrations, and a chance to meet and interact in one-to-one meetings with many FIDO Alliance members.

According to the group, all RSA attendees are welcome to come and learn more about FIDO specifications, FIDO Ready products, and how to engage with the FIDO Alliance to start using FIDO specifications for universal strong authentication.

The Alliance has also announced a number of speaking engagements and networking events at the conference. More information is available on the FIDO Alliance website.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the FIDO Alliance recently published the first public review draft of its technology and authentication specification.

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