Working Groups

The FIDO Alliance has nine active Working Groups, chartered to facilitate the Alliance’s mission. Participation in the Working Groups is only open to all Board and Sponsor members.

Certification Working Group

The mission of the Certification Working Group is to support the goal of the FIDO Alliance in changing the nature of authentication security on the Web by developing the strategy, processes and supporting programs for the certification of products developed to the FIDO technical specifications and defining processes and ensuring harmonization of the testing protocols and implications to the FIDO brand.

Chair: David Rivera, Lenovo
Vice-Chair: Naga Nagarajan, Nok Nok Labs

Deployment-at-Scale Working Group

The mission of the Deployment-at-Scale Working Group is to accelerate overall deployments of FIDO solutions in 2015 and 2016 by acting as subject matter experts and internal advisors within the FIDO Alliance on issues affecting the deployment of FIDO solutions.

Co-Chair: Max Hata, NTT DOCOMO
Co-Chair: Liz Votaw, Bank of America

FIDO China Working Group

The mission of the FIDO China Working Group is to facilitate communication and cooperation within the China authentication industry to promote deployment of FIDO solutions, improve FIDO awareness and collect regulatory requirements from the Chinese industry and government, working closely with policy makers.

Chair: Henry (Haixin) Chai, Lenovo
Vice-Chair: Mike Ling, Egis Technology
Vice-Chair: Xiwen Fang, Huawei

FIDO Japan Working Group

The mission of the FIDO Japan Working Group is to: 1) facilitate communication and cooperation within the FJWG members to help deployment of FIDO solutions, and improve FIDO awareness; 2) provide opportunities for Japanese markets and enterprises to obtain the information and knowledge of FIDO Alliance and its contributions for their businesses; and, 3) support the promotion and education of FIDO Alliance in Japan. E.g., collaborate with FIDO Alliance Marketing for FIDO Seminars in Japan.

Chair: Koichi Moriyama, NTT DOCOMO
Vice-Chair: Shinya Sugawara, Yahoo! JAPAN
Vice-Chair: Yukiko Tomiyama, NTT DOCOMO

FIDO India Working Group

The FIDO India Working Group will facilitate communication and cooperation within India’s authentication and IT industry to promote deployment of FIDO solutions, improve FIDO awareness and analyze regulatory requirements by working closely with policy makers.

Co-Chair: Ramesh Kesanupali, Nok Nok Labs
Co-Chair: Ashok Chandak, NXP

Marketing Working Group

The mission of the Marketing Working Group is to support the goal of the FIDO Alliance in changing the nature of authentication security on the Web by providing leadership, guidance and support in the Alliance’s communication, educational and promotional activities.

Co-Chair: Linus Wong, Synaptics
Co-Chair: John Fontana, Yubico

Privacy and Public Policy Working Group

The mission of the Privacy Working Group is to support the goal of the FIDO Alliance in changing the nature of authentication security on the Web by providing privacy-related expertise and guidance, developing privacy-related recommendations to the Working Groups and engaging the Marketing Working Group to define privacy-related messaging for all relevant public communications as well as defining privacy and security-related messaging for any relevant public policy makers, limited to strong authentication regulators, across regions and market segments.

Vice-Chair: Sean Brooks, NIST

Security Requirements Working Group

The Security Requirements Working Group will define the policy and process for which security of FIDO implementations will be evaluated, especially including the ongoing evolution of security requirements and threats. The purpose of these security requirements is to produce security certified FIDO implementations in a way that is meaningful to relying parties, users, and B2B consumers of FIDO implementations, including security metadata and security certificates. The SRWG will not mandate security, but provide information and certifications and let the market decide whether or not FIDO implementations should be security certifications.

Co-Chair: Laurence Lundblade, Qualcomm Inc.
Co-Chair: Rolf Lindemann, Nok Nok Labs

FIDO 2.0 Technology Working Group

With FIDO 1.0 specifications published, the FIDO Alliance has authorized the formation of a new technology working group. The mission of the new FIDO 2.0 Specification Technology Working Group is to consider future requirements, and to ensure widespread interoperability within the authentication ecosystem among devices, clients, and servers.

Co-Chair: Anthony Nadalin, Microsoft
Co-Chair: Sampath Srinivas, Google
Co-Chair: Ramesh Kesanupalli, Nok Nok Labs

Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) Technology Working Group

The mission of the UAF Technology Working Group is to develop the FIDO Technology Specifications necessary to create and ensure the viability and widespread interoperability of the authentication security ecosystem between devices, clients and servers.

Co-Chair: Jeff Hodges, PayPal
Co-Chair: Rolf Lindemann, Nok Nok Labs
Vice-Chair: Virginie Galindo, Gemalto

Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) Technology Working Group

The mission of the U2F Technology Working Group is to develop the FIDO Technology Specifications and protocols that enable a cloud service to offer its users the options of using an easy–to–use, strongly–secure open standards–based 2nd factor device for authentication.

Co-Chair: Christiaan Brand, Google
Co-Chair: Sam Srinivas, Google