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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


MFA prominent among winners of FIDO Alliance 2021 Developer Challenge

The FIDO Alliance has announced the winners of its 2021 Developer Challenge for on-device digital ID authentication at its Authenticate…

Nov 11, 2021

EAB, ACM, FIDO Alliance line up biometrics, digital ID events

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB), FIDO Alliance and the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Security, Audit…

Nov 4, 2021

Veridium biometrics for mobile developers certified for FIDO 2.0

Veridium has been granted FIDO Authenticator Certification for its Mobile SDK for Android and iOS, which builds biometric authentication into apps…

Oct 18, 2021

FIDO Alliance launches habit change authentication barometer, certification

The FIDO Alliance, which strives for a passwordless world via addressing interoperability among strong authentication devices, launches a new tool…

Oct 11, 2021

LoginID and Algorand partner for FIDO-certified biometric authentication

LoginID and the Algorand Foundation have entered a new biometrics-focused partnership. LoginID will research and prototype changes to their application…

Sep 28, 2021

BIO-key launches FIDO2 MFA keys with fingerprint biometrics

A line of cryptographic security keys for FIDO2 multi-factor authentication has been launched to immediate availability by BIO-key, including one…

Sep 27, 2021

Presenters at FIDO Authenticate bullish on government MFA policy

The early successes of the FIDO Alliance’s Government Deployments Working Group were presented at the organization’s Authenticate Virtual Summit, including…

Sep 20, 2021

FIDO authentication forecast to surpass $565M by 2031 for security, UX, fraud prevention

A global increase in cyberattacks and data breaches have resulted in the growing adoption of solutions based on FIDO Alliance standards…

Sep 14, 2021

How not to trust, the end of passwords and controlled illumination: biometrics at the EIC

The inadequacies of multi-factor authentication as people around the world mix home and office work, how to make zero trust…

Aug 25, 2021

Keyless achieves FIDO2 Certification for face biometrics technology

Keyless has achieved FIDO2 Certification for its enterprise biometric security platform. The news comes after the firm joined the FIDO…

Aug 23, 2021

NEC and Fido Alliance announce new authentication and biometrics events

Event details have emerged for two of the industry’s top-level events, both with changes made in light of the COVID…

Aug 11, 2021

Nok Nok Labs brings FIDO authentication to digital ID card for online services and payments

Nok Nok Labs has formed a strategic collaborative partnership with CompoSecure Holdings, a premium financial payments card provider to develop digital…

Jul 23, 2021

Feitian biometric security key approved by NIST for sensitive data protection

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has validated Feitian’s Biometric FIDO Key Module to the Federal Information…

Jul 19, 2021

Passwordless authentication providers unveil digital ID partnerships and progress

Passwordless authentication based on FIDO specifications, with and without biometrics, appears to be picking up steam. Nok Nok Labs has…

Jul 2, 2021

FIDO Alliance unveils digital identity leaders giving keynotes at Authenticate 2021

FIDO Alliance’s 2021 Authenticate conference, to be held October 18th to 20th 2021, will focus on the FIDO standards-based approach,…

Jul 1, 2021

EU digital wallet to lower friction around identity authentication

The way citizens in the European Union use and manage their digital identities and digital security could change significantly due…

Jul 1, 2021

LoginID expands SDK options for FIDO-certified biometric solutions development

LoginID has introduced new software development kit (SDK) options to facilitate the integration process of apps utilizing FIDO-certified biometrics. The…

Jun 24, 2021

NIST touchless fingerprint biometrics guidance confirms interoperability

Veridium Chief Technical Officer John Callahan says the new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 500-334 is “Kind of…

Jun 23, 2021

FIDO updates UX and standards for biometric authentication

The FIDO Alliance has announced a set of user experience guidelines and new FIDO2 standards enhancements which will address enterprises’…

Jun 17, 2021

Panini, Prove, IN Groupe and Veridos bring digital ID expertise to collaborations

Panini has become a member of the FIDO Alliance as the group pursues its work on establishing new standards for…

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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