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“Our many businesses and services are enriched by authentication that creates a better and more reliable user experience, as well as insightful risk management. We look forward to participating on the FIDO Alliance board, and assuring that commerce and authentication are uniquely cooperative and seamlessly compatible,” said Ni Liang, Alibaba group, senior director, department of security.
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“As the lines between offline and online commerce blurs, addressing identity verification for managing payments is pivotal to the future of the financial industry", said Upendra Mardikar, Vice President, Security Strategy, Architecture & Engineering at American Express. "Partnering with experts in FIDO will enable American Express and the financial industry to pave the path to more secure payments.”
“ARM is supportive of FIDO’s vision of a world beyond passwords and our security architecture can help to turn that into reality,” says Rob Coombs, Director of Security Marketing, ARM. “As a board member we want to push for the universal adoption of FIDO authentication as it will allow people to securely connect to the services they care about in a frictionless way that links multiple web-based services with a diverse range of devices. Biometrics are already being used to authorize financial transactions from a smartphone, and it’s easy to see how technology such as ARM® TrustZone® technology-based Trusted Execution Environment can be used with FIDO standards to move beyond passwords into a world where authentication methods are interoperable. The key is ensuring that embedded security builds on appropriate hardware and software that is well integrated so it’s fit for purpose and cost-effective.”
“Providing our customers with a convenient, secure digital banking experience is a top priority for us”, said Dave Godsman, Bank of America Digital Banking Solutions & Operations Executive. “As the world rapidly changes, our involvement in the FIDO Alliance will help ensure we continue to provide the convenient and secure solutions our customers want.”
“We are glad to join the FIDO Alliance Board. CrucialTec is the first developer and the No.1 provider of Optical Track Pad (OTP), which allows for optic based navigation on mobile devices. Since 2006, our company has supplied over 200 million Optical Track Pads to the world’s leading mobile device manufacturers. For continuous company growth, we have added more variety in the product line-up of Mobile Track Pad. Our company’s next generation Biometric Track Pad (BTP), adds fingerprint recognition to our existing navigation mobile track pad. Our BTP was developed this past year and supply contracts are under discussion with several global mobile device makers,” said David Hong, Vice President of CrucialTec USA.“We expect our special technology in mobile equipment and global sales power will contribute to the FIDO vision, while synergistically expanding our BTP business by aligning CrucialTec with FIDO membership and new business opportunities.”
“By becoming a board member of the Alliance, IdentityX is provided with the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders to reach a common goal—more secure, more convenient and more flexible authentication solutions,” said IdentityX President Conor White. “Biometrics and multi-factor security play key roles in developing protocol standards, and we are eager to contribute our deep expertise in these areas to the Alliance.”
“The implementation of a fast and secure authentication method will allow us to both serve our customers and protect their information better, improving the overall customer experience,” said Daniel Almenara, vice president of authentication and decision infrastructure solutions at Discover. “Discover is committed to the continued improvement of universal authentication standards. We look forward to contributing the resources and expertise to these discussions on stronger authentication and more secure methods.”
“Providing our customers with a simple, convenient, and secure digital life experience is a top priority for us during this BYOD generation due to secure and reliable authentication issues across multiple devices and access points,” said Steve Ro, Chairman and CEO of Egis. “With our influence and background, we are proud to become a board member of the FIDO Alliance and continue to develop simpler and more secure authentication solutions that over time can eliminate the reliance on passwords.”
“Joining the FIDO Alliance is a great way to increase industry momentum around open standards for strong authentication,” says Sam Srinivas, Product Management Director for Information Security at Google and FIDO Alliance Board Member. “We look forward to continuing our current development work on strong, universal second-factor tokens as part of a new FIDO Alliance working group.”
“As a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Infineon is delighted to become a member of the Board,” said Joerg Borchert, vice president of the chip card and security business at Infineon Technologies Americas Corp. “With active participation by leaders from multiple business segments, the FIDO Alliance is succeeding in its mission of making the connected world safer for both businesses and consumers by assuring that security measures are easy to use.”
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“In today’s digital world, our customers expect to do their banking the way they want, when they want and in a consistent, reliable, clear and easy way. ING’s strategy is built on providing our customers access anytime, anywhere in a clear and easy way. Yet, security is paramount and cannot be compromised,” said Rob Bening, Chief Information Security Officer, ING Bank. “We support FIDO authentication and its advancement globally, because it’s an open, scalable and interoperable framework that can support the current and future authentication needs of our customers and the industry.”
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“As our digital lives become increasingly personal and connected, maintaining secure, reliable authentication across multiple devices and access points is becoming completely unwieldy. We are excited to collaborate with other industry leaders in the FIDO Alliance to develop simpler and more secure solutions to authenticate users and to eliminate the need for passwords over time,” said Mark Hocking, vice president and general manager of Safe Identity at Intel Security. “By applying our deep expertise and resources in computing platforms, security and software, we believe we can have a tremendous impact in helping the industry solve the password problem which will greatly benefit our customers.”
“Lenovo products have earned a reputation for outstanding security features and designs,” said Mark Cohen, Vice President and General Manager, Ecosystem and Monetization, Lenovo. “Recognizing that our customers wanted more than just passwords for authentication, we began shipping ThinkPad PCs with integrated fingerprint readers nearly a decade ago. We are excited about the new FIDO standard because it enhances both security and convenience, enabling biometric and other forms of authentication to take place directly between the user and the service that he or she is trying to use.”
“As consumers continue to interact across smarter devices and new technologies beyond the traditional plastic card, we’re committed to continue to deliver simpler, better and more secure payment experiences,” said Ed McLaughlin, chief emerging payments officer, MasterCard. “We believe our involvement with the FIDO Alliance, as well as other activities across the industry, will help deliver strong security for consumers, merchants and issuers without impacting the consumer buying experience.”
“Microsoft has a track record of unwavering commitment to security and significant contributions to open standards organizations. Joining the FIDO Alliance board of directors is a logical step for us as a way to serve our customers and the community,” said David Treadwell, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft. “As a contributor to the FIDO Alliance working groups on next generation authentication, we look forward to furthering our innovation and thought leadership in the identity space.”
“Nok Nok Labs was created as a company to remove the complexity from strong authentication and to improve the consumer experience. The goal was always to create an experience for both sides of the transaction that was strong, simple and scalable.” said Ramesh Kesanupalli, Founder of Nok Nok Labs and FIDO visionary.“The driving motivation behind both the FIDO Alliance and Nok Nok Labs was to solve one of the great problems of modern computing – our reliance on insecure passwords. As a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Nok Nok is proud to be delivering FIDO ReadyTM servers and clients to enable broad uptake of the emerging standard.”
“By eliminating passwords with FIDO standards, we are able to deliver a superior end-user experience that includes enhanced security features; we will also be able to introduce innovative new services and product offerings that can utilize standards-based platforms and devices,” said Seiji Maruyama, Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Product Department, NTT DOCOMO, INC. “After reviewing the different approaches to authentication available today, we settled on the FIDO standards as the right strategy for solving the current and future authentication needs of our customers. Since the FIDO technology is open standard anyone will be able to utilize, we look forward to creating the FIDO eco-system together with FIDO Alliance.”
“We believe strong authentication, beyond username and password, is essential to secure cloud services and enable growth of the Internet in new applications,” said Sami Nassar, General Manager Authentication PL, NXP Semiconductors. “NXP brings decades of Bank and Government grade security experience and technology leadership to FIDO and the computing industry.”
“The framework developed by the FIDO alliance is fully in line with Oberthur Technologies’ goals: to support its customers globally, delivering value to them and clear benefits for end-users, such as convenient security”, said Cedric Collomb, Managing Director of the Telecom Business Unit at Oberthur Technologies. “As a security expert, we believe insuring privacy, securing identities are keys to success in the Cloud. Oberthur Technologies is keen to participate in FIDO Alliance working groups to create an authentication security ecosystem between devices, clients and servers.”
“At PayPal the security of our customer’s personal and financial information is our top priority, which is why we co-founded the FIDO Alliance” said Brett McDowell, FIDO Alliance vice president and eBay Inc. Head of Ecosystem Security. “The open standards and best practices we develop in collaboration with other members of the Alliance provide our industry with an interoperable, scalable framework for delivering simpler, stronger authentication to our customers.”
“Our customers, in industries ranging from smartphones and tablets, to automobiles and wearables, have come to count on Qualcomm® Security Solutions, integrated within our Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors and Qualcomm® Gobi™ modems, to help secure their consumer devices,” said Raj Talluri, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Like many of our customers, we are concerned about user privacy, the inadequacy of existing password methods of authentication and the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices. So we’re proud to be working with our fellow FIDO Alliance board members to develop new, scalable standards that help people to more securely and easily connect to online services.”
“RSA has taken a leading role in authentication since its inception. We join the FIDO Alliance as a Board Member to continue our leadership and join other industry leaders in developing authentication that delivers choice and interoperability with privacy to meet the needs of diverse user populations,” said Kayvan Alikhani, Senior Director of Technology, RSA. “RSA’s resources and expertise in authentication will serve our customers and the FIDO community as we protect next generation access with higher levels of user convenience.”
“Samsung introduced the world’s first smartphone with biometric payment authorization system at Mobile World Congress this year. Samsung partnered with PayPal for including a fingerprint-based authentication system utilizing FIDO Ready technologies in its latest flagship device Galaxy S5. We are thrilled to join the FIDO Alliance and look forward to working with industry leaders in paving the way for convenient, reliable and secure mobile payment experience based on open standards,” says Michael Pak, Vice President of Security R&D Group, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung.
“The authentication as we know it is broken and has been for a while. A few players took the bold move to do something about it and launched the FIDO Alliance to create the needed change,” said Art Stewart, Vice President Biometrics Products Division, Synaptics. “Synaptics via its Validity acquisition was one of the founding member companies and it was important to be at the forefront of the new paradigm in authentication with its expertise in what has been proven to be a key component of the new rule of the game: the human interface.”
“USAA offers world-class capabilities that take advantage of an ever-maturing digital marketplace,” said Rick Swenson, AVP Enterprise Financial Crime Strategy and Analytics. “We wholeheartedly support secure, innovative measures to ensure our members’ security through any channel of their choice.”
“As a leading provider of authentication solutions for nearly twenty years, we have witnessed and contributed directly to the evolution of security mechanisms for protecting online access and transactions,” stated T. Kendall Hunt Chairman, CEO and Founder of VASCO Data Security. “The first token devices we sold were big and clunky and not so easy to use. Now we sell authentication solutions that are delivered as mobile apps with dozens of ways to enhance security and authentication, and the user experience has become frictionless. We are delighted to support the FIDO mission as it ushers in the next generation of authentication solutions.”
“Strong authentication is vitally important as the future of payments becomes increasingly mobile and digital,” said Mark Nelsen, head of risk products and business intelligence, Visa Inc. “As payment technologies continue to advance, an open, scalable and interoperable framework will support a move away from simple, static password-based authentication and towards more advanced methods that will improve security as well as enable more frictionless, convenient commerce.”
“Yubico was founded with the same mission as the FIDO Alliance; to make strong two-factor authentication easy and affordable for everyone. We are proud to serve as a board member of the FIDO Alliance, to work closely with the Internet thought leaders and contribute to FIDO open authentication standards.” – Stina Ehrensvard