• FIDO Alliance Launches Effort To Make Consumers Aware of Its Authentication Technology

    Author: Jim Daly | May 27, 2020

    After years of working with Internet firms and payments and tech companies to develop its authentication standards, the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance on Wednesday unveiled a Web site to familiarize consumers with its work and a symbol that indicates a Web site or device is using its technology.

  • Biometrics forecasts and revenue gains suggest industry weathering challenging market conditions

    Author: Chris Burt | May 9, 2020

    The biometrics market is just a third of the way through a ten-year, near-$60 billion surge past $75 billion seven years from now in total revenues each year, according to one of several very upbeat market forecasts that made up the top new article of the week on Biometric Update.…

  • Why do we still use passwords?

    Author: Josh Sims | May 5, 2020

    Using passwords to access our online lives is a commonplace experience and so are the attendant frustrations. Cybersecurity demands evermore complicated formulas: passwords might necessarily be of a minimum length, use a capital, number or special character. There is the regular insistence that a password be updated and not just…

  • Biometrics providers and tech companies jostle for position in payments and other burgeoning markets

    Author: Chris Burt | April 25, 2020

    New opportunities for biometric payments, particularly in smart cards, continue to generate headlines and attract new players, now including Google. Market projections and recent growth statistics show biometrics, particularly on mobile devices, are well positioned to meet new challenges and evolving requirements, from authenticating people working and banking from home…

  • Working, shopping and banking from home forces scalable authentication rethink, Nok Nok CEO says

    Author: Chris Burt | April 22, 2020

    With people working, shopping and banking from home more than ever before, the need for businesses and individuals to use biometrics or other technologies to have confidence in who is at the other end of each transaction has taken on a greater focus.

  • Why Transaction Authentication Is More Critical Now

    Author: Nick Holland | April 20, 2020

    As e-commerce explodes during the global COVID-19 pandemic, transaction authentication is more critical for fraud prevention, says Phil Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs, who discusses the latest fraud trends.

  • Frost & Sullivan Recommends a More Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity

    Author: Eric Weiss | April 15, 2020

    The new report arrives a few weeks after a separate Frost & Sullivan report that predicted that expanding IoT networks would be one of the key factors driving the growth of the biometrics market in the next few years. IoT security has become a major priority for many technology providers,…

  • Passwordless Authentication for Any Device

    Author: Katie Teitler | April 9, 2020

    Passwords have been in use as an authentication mechanism forever. But in the digital realm, especially as networks, resources, devices, and applications have expanded out of the scale of measurability, passwords have become increasingly problematic and prone to attack. For over a decade, security pros having been calling for the…

  • What IT needs to know about FIDO2 iOS and Android standards

    Author: Kyle Johnson | March 19, 2020

    The FIDO2 standard can help organizations go passwordless, but IT should understand how exactly an application or website offers this possibility through the WebAuthn API. The FIDO Alliance, an association comprised of vendors such as Nok Nok Labs, Microsoft and many others, developed the FIDO standard in 2014. FIDO2, the…

  • FIDO Alliance says IoT security is imperative, focuses on device to cloud authentication

    Author: Luana Pascu | March 19, 2020

    Dr. Rolf Lindemann, Vice President of Products at Nok Nok Labs pointed out that a compromised device could very well turn not only into a national threat, but a global economic peril. Weak authentication in devices that were discoverable online generated the massive DDoS IoT botnet attack in 2016 when…