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Future trends in authentication and ID tech discussed at 2018 FIDO Taipei seminar

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has adopted FIDO2 as part of its international specifications, the FIDO Alliance unveiled as professionals from around the world recently gathered in Taiwan for the 2018 FIDO Taipei Seminar.

The event, co-organized by the FIDO Alliance and Egis Technology, was held to discuss progress and future trends in authentication and identification technologies, and encourage adoption of the technologies by Taiwanese stakeholders and government departments in line with international standards, such as the W3C and ITU.

Egis Technology COO Todd Lin, Zse-Hong Tsai, Executive Secretary for the Office of the Board of Science and Technology, legislator Jason Hsu, and Chinese Taipei PKI & e-Authentication Consortium chair Che-Ho Wei were among the event’s key speakers. Sessions included FIDO2 case studies, case studies on FIDO adoptions in Taiwan, and presentations on the progress of FIDO in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and India. There are now 31 companies based in South Korea which have joined FIDO, making it the country with the most organizations building FIDO-certified products.

Egis is committed to forging international partnerships to broaden Taiwan’s international presence, and is encouraged by increasing interest from the island’s industry and government, Todd said in his speech, according to the announcement. FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell also gave a brief presentation on the group and its operations, and revealed that the ITU has extended its recognition of FIDO specifications to FIDO2.

The first certified products for FIDO2 recently became available, and the Alliance has also launched a new biometric certification program and accredited iBeta as a biometric test lab as part of a busy 2018 for the strong authentication group.

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