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FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance is an industry consortium launched in February 2013 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and the problems users face creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. Nok Nok Labs, PayPal and Lenovo were among the founders.

FIDO Alliance also offers the Biometric Component Certification Program – the first such program for the industry at large. The program utilizes accredited independent labs to certify that biometric subcomponents meet globally recognized performance standards for biometric recognition performance and Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) and are fit for commercial use.

FIDO Alliance Biometrics News


Avast joins FIDO Alliance, groups for decentralized and trusted digital ID

Avast’s plans for participation in the digital identity ecosystem are gradually becoming clearer, with the consumer cybersecurity provider announcing it…

Aug 23, 2022

SecureAuth IAM authentication platform certified for FIDO2

Access management and authentication vendor SecureAuth has reinforced its commitment to interoperable, passwordless technologies by achieving FIDO2 certification standards for…

Aug 16, 2022

US regulator urges MFA and puts banks on notice – not reasonably protecting data is illegal

A U.S. consumer finance regulator has published a circular warning that insufficient security for consumer biometric and other personal data…

Jul 27, 2022

VinCSS launches FIDO2 biometric ecosystem at Vietnamese passwordless authentication event

Vietnam’s government is throwing its weight behind passwordless authentication to address cybersecurity threats, and hosted an event at which VinCSS…

Jul 14, 2022

2 big dates coming up fast for international biometrics community

Organizers of this fall’s International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group has issued a call for papers, with submissions…

Jul 6, 2022

BixeLab shows off biometrics testing capabilities, unveils training courses in live launch

BixeLab opened its biometrics test laboratory in Australia at a time when COVID-19 restrictions generally prevented people from visiting or…

Jun 30, 2022

iBeta report compares ISO and FIDO standards for biometric presentation attack testing

Biometrics test lab iBeta published a new report comparing the effectiveness of the ISO 30107 and FIDO protocols in relation…

Jun 23, 2022

VinCSS launches FIDO2 biometric password manager as Alliance issues security key guidance

VinCSS has launched a FIDO2 platform for passwordless password management with biometrics, which the company claims is the first of…

Jun 7, 2022

Series of passwordless authentication tools and partnerships unveiled

Apple is making good on its recent statements about the virtue and attainability of no-password biometric credentials. Passkeys for MacOS…

May 31, 2022

Researchers claim design flaws with FIDO2 passwordless authentication standard

A team of researchers have published a paper in the Cryptology ePrint Archive of the International Association for Cryptologic Research…

May 10, 2022

Biometrics use cases, ethics to be examined in webinars from Oosto, Simprints, EAB, FIDO Alliance

A variety of new webinars focusing on different applications of and issues around biometric technologies have been announced by Oosto,…

May 6, 2022

Buenos Aires planning ambitious decentralized digital identity system with biometrics

The Argentinian capital Buenos Aires is planning to establish a decentralized digital identity platform including biometrics for public and private…

May 5, 2022

Apple, Google, Microsoft increase FIDO, W3C support to widen passwordless sign-in

Apple, Google and Microsoft will work together to accelerate acceptance of a passwordless sign-in standard set by the FIDO Alliance…

Apr 22, 2022

CyberLink joins FIDO, integrates FaceMe facial recognition with AXIS VMS

AI, tracking and facial recognition specialist CyberLink has joined the FIDO Alliance which seeks to improve interoperability for authentication devices worldwide….

Apr 14, 2022

FIDO Alliance preparing more authentication professionals for passwordless future

The FIDO Alliance has announced that a new test window is open for experts willing to become FIDO Certified authentication…

Apr 7, 2022

In Groupe border biometrics pass FIDO PAD test

Biometrics product certification for IN Groupe and FIDO2 support for rf IDEAS access control devices are expanding the reach of…

Apr 4, 2022

Australia’s BixeLab accredited by FIDO Alliance for biometric component testing

BixeLab has become Australia’s first independent biometric testing laboratory to be accredited by the FIDO Alliance Biometric Component Certification Program,…

Mar 16, 2022

FIDO Alliance white paper guides enterprise MFA choices, Summit details unveiled

The FIDO Alliance is attempting to win over enterprises to adoption of its passwordless access control protocols with multi-factor authentication,…

Mar 7, 2022

Keyless opens doors for software biometrics with FIDO2 certification, says co-founder

Months after Keyless became the first company to earn certificates for compliance with FIDO2 and FIDO Biometric Component standards for…

Feb 17, 2022

FIDO Alliance calls on MFA experts to speak at Authenticate 2022

The FIDO Alliance’s Authenticate Conference 2022 has been announced, along with a call for speakers on multi-factor authentication and securing…

FIDO Alliance Industry Insights


Leverage passwordless authentication for better experiences and security

This a guest post by Ben Goodman, SVP of Global Business and Corporate Development at ForgeRock The average consumer has…

FIDO2 makes the Internet more secure, but not everyone is convinced

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Explainer: Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a layer of security that ensures a person provides two or more pieces of information to…

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