Celebrating a Decade of the FIDO Alliance: Ushering in a Passwordless Future
Our lives are ruled by strings of alphanumerics. Passwords guard our most crucial information, acting as the frontline of cybersecurity. This year, we commemorate a visionary body that’s been instrumental in transforming this landscape, driving us towards a passwordless future. We celebrate a decade of the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance.
10 Years of FIDO Alliance: A History Timeline
2013: The FIDO Alliance is founded by eight tech companies: Lenovo, PayPal, Nok Nok Labs, Validity Sensors, Infineon, Agnitio, Insyde Software, and NXP Semiconductors. They come together with a revolutionary idea: moving the digital world beyond passwords.
2014: The FIDO Alliance releases the FIDO 1.0 standards (U2F and UAF) aiming to provide an open standard for interoperable authentication devices.
2015: FIDO Alliance grows to over 250 members, including major players such as Google, Microsoft, and Bank of America. Its specifications begin to gain global recognition.
2016: FIDO Certification Program is launched, validating the security and interoperability of FIDO authenticators. The same year, the U.S. government included the FIDO standards in the list of approved authentication technologies.
2018: The Alliance introduces FIDO2, a project in collaboration with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that includes the WebAuthn specification. This development allows passwordless logins on both mobile and desktop platforms.
2019: Major browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge support FIDO2 and WebAuthn, propelling the world towards passwordless authentication.
2021: The FIDO Alliance reaches a milestone of over 500 members, continuing to influence cybersecurity protocols globally.
2023: Celebrating 10 years of relentless innovation, the FIDO Alliance continues its mission to make the digital world safer and more user-friendly, minimizing the dependency on passwords.
The Future Is Passwordless
The FIDO Alliance has been instrumental in advocating for a shift from the traditional, flawed password system to a more secure, user-friendly approach. It’s time we embrace the passwordless future, a vision made possible by the likes of FIDO2 standards and WebAuthn, among others.
Think about it: no more worrying about remembering complex passwords or falling prey to phishing attacks. With FIDO’s standards, the key to your digital world is literally in your hands.
Take Action: Secure Your Digital Life with Identiv’s FIDO Alliance-Certified uTrust FIDO2 Security Keys
As part of our commitment to a passwordless future, we want you to be part of this cybersecurity revolution. Identiv’s uTrust FIDO2 Security Keys are the perfect companion to secure your digital life.
Our FIDO Alliance-certified security keys offer a highly secure, user-friendly, mobile means of authenticating digital identities. They eliminate the need for passwords, reducing the risk of phishing, all the while ensuring privacy by keeping your authentication information on the device rather than on the server.
Join us in celebrating the FIDO Alliance’s 10-year milestone. Let’s step forward and embrace the next decade of digital security together. It’s time to say goodbye to the era of forgotten passwords and welcome a more secure, user-friendly digital world.