Intel joins FIDO Alliance and board of directors

June 8, 2015 - 

Intel Corporation has joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance and has been appointed to the organization’s board of directors.

As a result, Intel will share its technology and collaborate with FIDO to develop open specifications for universal strong authentication that enable FIDO-compliant technologies to be interoperable, more secure, private, and simpler to use than passwords.

“With few exceptions, the board of directors for the FIDO Alliance has included all of the industry leaders necessary to drive a mission of this scale forward, but a big name has been missing from the list,” said Dustin Ingalls, FIDO Alliance president and Microsoft Group program manager. “That is Intel, and we’re super excited to have them join us as an official member of the board of directors. We look forward to further accelerating our efforts with Intel at our side.”

In joining the organization, Intel has pledged its commitment to eliminating the use of passwords by supporting the adoption of emerging authentication technologies across a range of devices and platforms.

Intel, as well as its Intel Security division, will collaborate with the FIDO Alliance to help develop easier and more reinforced multi-factor authentication solutions to help protect personal data and identities.

“We are excited to collaborate with other industry leaders in the FIDO Alliance to develop simpler and more secure solutions to authenticate users and to eliminate the need for passwords over time,” said Mark Hocking, vice president and general manager of safe identity at Intel Security. “By applying our deep expertise and resources in computing platforms, security and software, we believe we can have a tremendous impact in helping the industry solve the password problem which will greatly benefit our customers.”

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