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How FIDO Standardization Enables Innovation

Written by Andrew Shikiar on .

This is a guest post contributed by Shankar Saibabu, who is a Solutions Architecture Director and FIDO Standard Specialist at Samsung SDS America. Industry standards have always provided a foundation upon which developers can build proprietary value. Rather than having to reinvent the wheel,...

FIDO: Kryptonite for Banking Malware

Written by Andrew Shikiar on .

This is a guest post contributed by Todd Thiemann, VP of Marketing at Nok Nok Labs. A recent feature story in The Wall Street Journal brought back to light mobile banking malware as a renewed consumer scourge.  With mobile banking malware names including Acecard, GM Bot, Spy.Agent, various...

FIDO Authentication in India

Written by Andrew Shikiar on .

By Andrew Shikiar, Senior Director of Marketing, FIDO Alliance Last month FIDO held our first events in India – half-day seminars in Mumbai and Bangalore.  It was an eye opening experience in many ways, and it’s clear that the desire for simpler, stronger authentication spans borders and...

How FIDO Can Help The US Government Go Mobile

Written by Andrew Shikiar on .

By Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, with Paul Grassi, senior standards and technology advisor, NIST The proliferation of mobile devices leaves U.S. government agencies with a tough balancing act between security, usability and effectively performing their missions. How...