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FIDO Alliance reviews strong results of year-end Asian seminar series

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A series of standing-room only December seminars by the FIDO Alliance demonstrated major progress in the region for FIDO Authentication and adoption, with major organizations taking up FIDO2 to reduce reliance on passwords, according to a blog post.

FIDO Alliance Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Shikiar writes that the Beijing seminar revealed strong adoption by banks, particularly for their mobile apps, while the Taipei session showed broad interest from government, finance, and mobile communications organizations. Shikiar notes that Korean participants built on a national legacy of FIDO innovation with presentations on utilizing the protocols for mobile banking, blockchain, voice-based commerce, and other applications.

At the Japanese seminar, Yahoo! Japan was introduced as a member of the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, while Japanese telecommunications company KDDI and communications app maker LINE joined the ranks of FIDO2 certified organizations. New FIDO biometrics-based mobile applications were also launched by Aflac Japan and the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, after being developed by Fujitsu Global and Hitachi Global, respectively.

“Collectively, these presentations, discussions and announcements showcase the fact that millions of consumers across Asia are now experiencing the more secure, faster and convenient experiences that FIDO Authentication provides, while deploying organizations are enjoying the benefits of lower risk and increased customer satisfaction,” Shikiar writes.

The International Telecommunications Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) recently recognizes FIDO UAF 1.1 and CTAP as official ITU standards at the end of a busy 2018 for the Alliance.

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