The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance is a non-profit organization nominally formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices as well as the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance plans to change the nature of authentication by developing specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of 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.
Speaker : Alexei Czeskis from Google.
Alexei designs and writes software for Google's identity, authentication, and security team. Alexei is tightly involved with Google's strong second factor efforts and the standardization and open protocol development through the FIDO Alliance. Prior to joining Google, Alexei worked at Amazon, Microsoft Research, and competed in cyber security competitions. Alexei received his PhD in computer science at the University of Washington.