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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


CyberLink’s face biometrics gets FIDO certified, Aware receives SOC 2

Taiwan-based facial recognition software maker CyberLink has announced that its face biometrics engine FaceMe is now certified for the FIDO…

Nov 17, 2022

Anonybit passwordless decentralized biometric authentication platform certified by FIDO

The end-to-end passwordless authentication platform from Anonybit, Genie, has received FIDO certification, the company announced. Genie provides a bridge between…

Oct 26, 2022

Certification process for FIDO Authenticators demystified by Veridium

Certification testing for FIDO Alliance standards is a topic of increasing focus around the industry, and for those preparing for…

Oct 25, 2022

Authentication vendor Nok Nok says it supports passkeys

One of the founders of the FIDO Alliance has announced its full support for passkeys, a security standard that backers…

Oct 22, 2022

Biometrics play starring role in ambitious plans for Mastercard and FIDO Alliance

A new specification for biometric payment cards has been met by Thales and G+D to the approval of Mastercard, which…

Oct 21, 2022

Avast pitches decentralized digital ID and FIDO integration at Authenticate 2022

An Authenticate 2022 session Wednesday explored the open standards and cryptography behind self-sovereign identity (SSI) and how they can complement…

Oct 20, 2022

Highly scalable biometric injection spoof attacks on the way

An executive in the biometric face verification sector may have thought he would slay when telling a FIDO Alliance conference…

Oct 20, 2022

Mastercard digital identity network plans detailed at Authenticate 2022

“My business is actually responsible for building a new network for Mastercard: the identity network,” Mastercard SVP of Digital Identity…

Oct 19, 2022

Sound method for measuring biometric bias important, tricky, and in progress

Important work on measuring biometric bias is waiting, once methods for how to measure it are worked out, says Stephanie…

Oct 19, 2022

Even with tepid growth, passwordless authentication gets deployed in unproductive ways

A pair of vendor surveys just out offer little in the way of hope for rapid adoption of identity authentication…

Oct 18, 2022

NIST turns to the individual’s roles and responsibilities in digital ID guidance update

The biggest changes to the U.S. government’s guidance for digital identity programs largely focuses on the smaller component in the…

Oct 14, 2022

FIDO debuts document authenticity certification for mobile and remote ID verification

The FIDO Alliance has introduced a new certification program to address the rising need for more robust and straightforward online…

Sep 5, 2022

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…

FIDO Alliance Industry Insights


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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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