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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.

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Passkeys continue march to mainstream with Visa, WhatsApp updates

Visa has unveiled new digital products and services based on biometrics and passkeys, as it aims to address rapid changes…

May 3, 2024

On World Password Day, the industry dreams of passkeys

Yesterday was World Password Day, which is fitting, as a new survey from the FIDO Alliance shows that passwords are…

Apr 23, 2024

NIST issues guidance to fit passkeys into digital identity recommendations

The U.S. National Institute and Standards Institute has published a supplement to its digital identity guidelines as interim advice for…

Mar 20, 2024

Fido’s influence expands with new security key and board member

Selected biometric technologies from Gothenburg-based sensor and software provider Fingerprint Cards feature in a new FIDO2 biometric security key from…

Mar 5, 2024

FIDO Alliance ensures long-term value of its specifications in post quantum era

Cryptography plays a fundamental role in securing data within computer systems, particularly those involving biometric technologies. It ensures that confidentiality,…

Feb 28, 2024

Prove joins FIDO Alliance board, continues Brazil expansion

Prove Identity has been added to the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors as the latter continues its global push for…

Feb 14, 2024

SIDI Hub brings together digital ID orgs to tackle global interoperability

A new joint initiative among 17 open standards groups working in digital identity aims to address the challenge of creating…

Feb 14, 2024

Passkeys face growing pains that come with rapid adoption and wide unfamiliarity

The discourse on passkeys has cooled in the first months of 2024, as biometrics and digital ID observers wonder if…

Feb 2, 2024

LastPass FIDO2 certification, Privakey enterprise SSO boost passwordless access

LastPass has become the first password manager to achieve FIDO2 certification for its servers, while Privakey launches passwordless SSO for…

Jan 16, 2024

Secret Double Octopus closes cloaked series C fundraise amid passwordless tailwind

A series C round has been closed by Secret Double Octopus, maker of enterprise workforce Passwordless MFA authentication software. SDO…

Jan 9, 2024

Taiwan regulator says banks, fintechs should push digital ID verification envelope

Taiwan’s financial industry is advocating for digital identity verification, as the country’s Financial Supervisory Committee (FSC) pushes initiatives designed to…

Nov 29, 2023

Digital IDs mean manageable and critical change, FIDO tells US federal security leaders

Clearly appreciating that it was selling digital authentication to data-security officials in the inertia-guided U.S. federal bureaucracy, a FIDO Alliance…

Nov 20, 2023

FIDO trying to guide US government toward robust ID program

The FIDO Alliance has published a guide for the U.S. government in implementing a better, more robust identity program for…

Nov 17, 2023

Reports show modest passkey uptake as new products launch 

Reports show findings on the prospect of passkey uptake for businesses, while Bitwarden password manager and Google’s new Titan Security…

Oct 23, 2023

Measuring IDV performances at Authenticate

For relying parties deciding on an identity verification (IDV) vendor, what are the key metrics to look at to understand…

Oct 19, 2023

Authenticate conference wraps with binding digital ID, wallets and FIDO wins

The final day of the 2023 Authenticate conference hosted discussions on the digital wallet ecosystem, the Accountable Digital Identity Association…

Oct 19, 2023

FIDO Alliance survey shows biometrics as the preferred consumer log-in method

Biometrics are the preferred method of authentication for respondents from every country to a FIDO Alliance survey, but old-school passwords…

Oct 18, 2023

Industry, govt work to align FIDO and NIST authentication standards

On day two of the 2023 Authenticate conference focused on user authentication, five prominent cybersecurity professionals convened on a panel…

Oct 17, 2023

FIDO showcases new certifications for remote IDV and bias at Authenticate 2023

At the 2023 Authenticate conference in Carlsbad, California, a trio of speakers from the FIDO Alliance reflected on the current…

Oct 16, 2023

The authentication sector is betting on passkeys, but passwords refuse to go away

The results of the 2023 Workforce Authentication Report are out, and show employers eager to move beyond passwords and embrace…

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

Biometrics Explainers by FIDO Alliance


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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