March 20, 2014

FIDO: Pushing International Buy-In

One key factor in efforts to reduce reliance on passwords for authentication will be international acceptance of the FIDO Alliance’s soon-to-be released protocol for advanced authentication, says Michael Barrett, the alliance’s president.

FIDO, which stands for Fast IDentity Online, is a global non-profit organization focused on stronger authentication that now has more than 90 members, but relatively few participants are from outside the U.S., he notes. Getting more involvement in the alliance from companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific will be a priority, “as well as broadening out the kind of vendor constituencies that we have so far,” he adds.

MORE FIDO in the News


CNBC: Here’s why Google, Apple and Microsoft think it’s time to kill the password

FIDO Alliance Executive Director and CMO Andrew Shikiar spoke with...

January 19, 2020

CNBC: Everything you know about passwords could be wrong

FIDO Alliance Executive Director and CMO Andrew Shikiar spoke with...

December 25, 2019

Biometric Update: FIDO Alliance gains momentum, certifies 688 authentication products in 2019

FIDO Alliance certified over 688 products in 2019 ranging from...

December 19, 2019

ARS Technica: iDevices finally get key-based protection against account takeovers

Apple is on board with FIDO Authentication: iOS and iPadOS...

December 17, 2019
Download Specs