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FIDO Alliance plans new IoT initiatives as security still struggles

Last week saw the Trusted Computing Group unveil a new IoT-focused TPM module, and this week we see the FIDO Alliance announce new working groups and two new standards to improve IoT identity verification. The issue of IoT security is still far from solved, but FIDO’s new efforts provide developers with more options to tackle the overarching problem. The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance was established to try and solve the problem of using usernames and passwords for online authentication, looking to create a better system of primary and secondary identification, such as biometrics like fingerprints and iris scans, as well as two-factor authentication devices. Integrated scanners and USB-based dongles have proven popular form factors. But the FIDO Alliance has…

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