This week the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO) officially launched with a promise to usher in a new era of strong authentication interoperability and usage models. NokNok Labs, a security startup led by the former CEO of PGP that just raised $15 million in a funding round, is among the vendors supporting the effort.
“The idea is to build a strong authentication protocol,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs.
Today usernames and passwords are the foundation of user authentication. The FIDO Alliance plans to build out a way to use strong authentication elements that already exist today, including biometric devices and TPM chips, in order to augment or replace username/password combinations.