Working Groups

The FIDO Alliance had eight 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
Co-Chair: Darren Platt, RSA®

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, Huawai

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.

Co-Chair: Stephan Somogyi, Google
Co-Chair: Hannes Tschofenig, ARM

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, eBay Inc.
Co-Chair: Rolf Lindemann, Nok Nok Labs
Vice-Chair: Naama Bak, Morpho
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
Vice-Chair: Michael Poitner, NXP