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FIDO Requests Differentiation of Strong Authentication Factors in NIST Digital Identity Guidelines

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  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 28 September 2020

The US-based FIDO Alliance announces its feedback on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s upcoming Digital Identity Guidelines revisions

The FIDO Alliance, an open industry association with a mission of authentication standards, has responded to the NIST’s call for feedback with criticism of its authentication guidelines.

“The Alliance focused primarily on authentication, which is to be expected given FIDO’s role in establishing passwordless security standards.”

The FIDO Alliance also gave specific feedback on its working relationship, like the use of token binding to meet NIST standards. But most of its critique was reserved for what the Alliance sees as a main issue with the NIST’s authentication plans.

The problem, according to FIDO, is that cybercriminals have found reliable ways to beat shared secrets, which simply do not provide the same level of security as FIDO authentication

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