Joon Hyuk Lee, APAC Market Development Director, FIDO Alliance
Editor’s note: For background on the 2020 Hackathon in Korea, see the April blog post: “2020 FIDO Hackathon: Goodbye Password Challenge in Korea.”
These are the faces of 2020 FIDO Hackathon – Goodbye Password Challenge participants, captured during online interviews which took place in the first two weeks of May.
A little over 40 applications were received by the end of proposal submission deadline, and 25 teams were given the opportunity to have online interviews, which helped them to crystalize their ideas and understand the full details of the Goodbye Password Challenge Program. About 100 people from 22 teams are now at the Learn and Implement Phase, which is being delivered through a specialized designated online communication platform.
We will not be sharing full details of the participating teams until they reach the final evaluation date the first week of August, but we would like to share some examples of proposed development ideas:
|Type of Team||Development Ideas|
|Venture||The specialists from 5 university hospitals got together on a suicide prevention project. They are going to develop an application that would enable sharing of patients’ personal and medical information, with FIDO implemented as a means for strong and simpler authentication. The unique aspect about this team is that the leader of the team got to know about the FIDO Hackathon after receiving free FIDO Security Keys, which FKWG supported for those who were recently forced to work at home due to public health issues.|
|Students||Four students from different universities got together and aim to develop a FIDO protocol-based smart home environment. They plan to come up with a miniature model which can demonstrate control of home temperature, curtains, windows, appliances, etc. The leader of the team did participate in the 2019 FIDO Hackathon, yet was not able to reach the top 3. This year, he aims to reach the top 5.|
|Study Group||Four experts (entrepreneur, engineers, healthcare specialist) are aiming to develop a FIDO + DID-based electronic healthcare card system. There are reports of fraud use in local healthcare card systems, and the team wishes to eliminate it by implementing a FIDO protocol based biometric authentication system.|
|Students||Four university students work at their school’s IT helpdesk and they want to change how they work through developing a new application. As of today, they receive a phone call requesting a repair or replacement, and write down the log on paper. They plan to develop an application that can not only manage these helpdesk support requests but also verify the caller’s identity.|
|Students||Two teams submitted similar ideas on developing innovative door locks by implementing a FIDO authentication system. Most current smart door locks in Korea are password-based and cause lots of trouble because they are easy to forget, vulnerable to exposure, etc. It is also noted by these students that currently fingerprint smart door locks in Korea share the secrets to servers, which raises high risk for hacking. It would be quite interesting how these two teams would be able to differentiate themselves with final results.|
|Students||Three university students have an idea to develop an innovative voting system by implementing FIDO protocols. They hope this novel voting system will lower costs, bring up voting rates and verify actual voters in a speedy manner.|
|Students||These two university students are high school alumni and they have been working on various projects in the past. For 2020 FIDO Hackathon, they proposed an idea to manage different levels of security zones by implementing various levels of FIDO authentication.|
|Study Group||Five experts (university student, engineers, high school student) are committed to developing a FIDO protocol based Single Sign On System (SSO). They claim that they can differentiate themselves from existing SSOs, so let’s see how things unfold. This is the only team with a high school student.|
|Students||Six university students have an idea to prevent minors from purchasing alcohol and tobacco by developing a FIDO protocol based application. The local government is pushing the Mobile ID system, thus this would be an interesting proof of concept.|
|Students||Two students from two different universities have an idea to develop a Blockchain + FIDO based online ticket purchase application, so they can eliminate black-market activities.|
|Students||Four students from the same university have an idea to develop a FIDO-based kiosk that can provide school documents for students. The school they attend already has such a kiosk that can print out their records but the system requests too much personal information and they are based on IDs and passwords.|
On July 1, we will have the mid-term meet-up event to share each team’s current development status and plans for the rest of the implementation phase.
Please stay tuned and we will come back with more updates on 2020 FIDO Hackathon in Korea.
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