SurePassID has joined FIDO Alliance and is part of the working group Google has created to focus on an open authentication standard protocol for strong, universal two-factor authentication (2FA) tokens. In addition, SurePassID is part of the FIDO Alliance technical working group that aims to create a web ecosystem that supports additional methods of multi-factor authentication, such as biometrics.
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and eliminate the problems created by the reliance on usernames and passwords.
The FIDO Alliance’s goal is to change the nature of authentication by developing specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of protocols and mechanisms that supplant reliance on passwords to securely authenticate users of online services. This new standard for security devices and browser plugins will allow any website or cloud application to interface with a broad variety of existing and future FIDO-enabled devices that the user has for online security.