Microsoft joins FIDO Alliance

Friday 20 December 2013 10:23 CET | News

Microsoft has joined the FIDO Alliance as a member of the Board of Directors.

FIDO is an industry consortium focused on developing open standards for “post-password” online authentication that will ensure interoperability among strong authentication methods and technologies.

Those include biometrics such as fingerprint and iris scanners, voice and facial recognition, as well as existing solutions and communications standards like Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), USB security tokens, embedded secure elements (eSE), smart cards, Bluetooth low energy (BLE), and near field communications (NFC).

FIDO members commit to share technology and collaborate to deliver open specifications for universal strong authentication that enables FIDO-compliant authentication methods to be interoperable, more secure and private and easier to use. FIDO authentication is designed with a core focus on privacy – all biometric or personal identifying information (PII) stays local on the users device and is never shared to the cloud or over the network.

The open specifications are being designed to be extensible and to accommodate future innovation, as well as protect existing investments. FIDO specifications allow the interaction of technologies within a single infrastructure, enabling security options to be tailored to the distinct needs of each user and organization.

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Keywords: Microsoft, FIDO Alliance, online fraud, online security
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