FIDO Alliance

Device Authority is an Associate Member of the FIDO Alliance.

The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords.

Passwords endure despite the growing consensus their use needs to be reduced, if not replaced. But even though effective PKI and strong authentication solutions have existed for years, barriers to widespread adoption persist. Consumers don’t like the user experience, and online service providers don’t want the cost and complexity of developing and provisioning their own dedicated solutions.

The FIDO Alliance is working to change the nature of authentication with open standards that are more secure than passwords and SMS OTPs, simpler for consumers to use, and easier for service providers to deploy and manage.

The FIDO Alliance works to fulfill its mission by:

  • Developing technical specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce the reliance on passwords to authenticate users
  • Operating industry certification programs to help ensure successful worldwide adoption of the specifications
  • Submitting mature technical specification(s) to recognized standards development organization(s) for formal standardization



IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF)

Device Authority is proud to be a founding member of the IoT Security Foundation. We are actively involved in the regular plenary sessions and provide guidance and advice on matters relating to IoT data security and device authentication.

The IoT Security Foundation has been established to respond to the myriad of challenges and concerns over security.  It is:

  • A non-profit organisation dedicated to driving security excellence.
  • A collaborative, vendor-neutral, international initiative which aspires to be the expert resource for sharing knowledge, best practice and advice.
  • An interactive resource led by an executive steering board.

It has an on-going programme designed to propagate good security practice, increase adopter knowledge and raise user confidence.



Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC)

The Open Interconnect Consortium is focused on delivering a specification, an open source implementation, and a certification program for wirelessly connecting devices.

It is defining the specification, certification & branding to deliver reliable interoperability -- a connectivity framework that abstract complexity This standard will be an open specification that anyone can implement and is easy for developers to use. It will include IP protection & branding for certified devices (via compliance testing) and service-level interoperability.


Union Internationale des Telecommunications (ITU)

ITU is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

It allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

ITU is committed to connecting the entire world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through its work, it protects and supports everyone's fundamental right to communicate.

Industrial Internet Consortium IIC

The Industrial Internet Consortium is the open membership, international not-for-profit consortium that is setting the architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the consortium’s mission is to coordinate vast ecosystem initiatives to connect and integrate objects with people, processes and data using common architectures, interoperability and open standards.

Device Authority is a member of the IIC Security Working Group.