American Express, Infineon, and VASCO join FIDO Alliance board of directors

October 15, 2015 - 

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance announced that it has appointed American Express, Infineon, and VASCO to its board of directors.

“Today, we welcome American Express, Infineon and VASCO to the FIDO Alliance board that is made up of technology companies, financial services and government agencies working together to reduce the reliance on passwords,” said Dustin Ingalls, FIDO Alliance’s board president. “Together, we are improving security for people and companies around the world.”

The 28-member board represents the diversity of interests and markets which comprise the global support community for the FIDO ecosystem.

Infineon — which helped launch the FIDO Alliance with six co-founding members in 2013 — takes a board position.

VASCO, which was originally a FIDO sponsor, along with American Express, have also joined the FIDO Alliance as board members.

“As a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Infineon is delighted to become a member of the Board,” said Joerg Borchert, vice president of the chip card and security business at Infineon Technologies Americas Corp. “With active participation by leaders from multiple business segments, the FIDO Alliance is succeeding in its mission of making the connected world safer for both businesses and consumers by assuring that security measures are easy to use.”

Previously reported, the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance announced it has launched the FIDO Cooperation & Liaison Program, which is intended to serve as a collaborative forum among global not-for-profit associations.

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