Could we ask for a better analogy? This week’s blockbuster premier is “Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” with the always entertaining Tom Cruise. His character Ethan Hunt and the IMF must track down a dangerous weapon before it falls into the wrong hands. So too are the founders of the FIDO Alliance like Tom Cruise leaping tall buildings and racing through narrow alleyways to protect against “dangerous hackers” looking to get their hands on your passwords!
This week’s Cyber Hero is a little like Tom Cruise – Rolf Lindemann of Nok Nok – dashing and swashbuckling. Rolf has been there since the inception of the FIDO Alliance. Hear in his own words how the small group of people tackled one of the biggest problems still in the world of computing.
Imagine a group of individuals standing on the beach looking out at the ocean and being told you need to boil all the water. This is what it often felt like when the original founders of the FIDO specification and the FIDO Alliance went through the process of deciding where to begin to replace passwords. They all knew that no one company or person could solve the problem of weak, phishable passwords. But they knew something had to be done as the bandaids being applied to try to strengthen passwords were not working as $100s of millions of dollars were being lost to cybercriminals everyday.
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