FIDO Alliance Expands Membership

FIDO Alliance Expands Membership

The Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance has expanded its membership, adding Dashlane, a password-management expert, to the mix.

The cross-­industry coalition develops open, interoperable authentication standards that reduce reliance on passwords, with authentication that’s more secure, private and easier to use. Dashlane’s password manager was the first to support to support FIDO Universal Second Factor (U2F) standard authentication, through the use of YubiKeys from Yubico.

According to Dashlane, the average user has over 100 accounts, making it practically impossible to remember every password. FIDO Alliance was formed to address the struggle with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords.

 “FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of password authentication with new industry protocols for strong authentication that Dashlane supports in both theory and practice,” said Emmanuel Schalit, CEO, Dashlane. “Our users depend on us to keep them safe online, and joining FIDO Alliance reinforces our commitment to protecting them from modern hacking techniques and other evolving threats with industry-leading innovation and security technology.”

Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, added: “The FIDO Alliance welcomes our new associate member Dashlane and thanks them for their commitment to strong authentication in the interest of the online community. When a leading mass market credential management company like Dashlane joins the Alliance it sends a message to the rest of the market that FIDO is emerging as the consensus strong authentication standard for consumers as well as corporations, and desktops as well as mobile.”

Source: Information Security Magazine