Major Milestone in the FIDO journey: W3C accepts FIDO Alliance standards submission

The FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the international standards organization for the World Wide Web made a major announcement today.  The announcement confirms that the W3C has received the submission of three technical specifications developed by members of the FIDO Alliance.  Nok Nok Labs was a co-chair and co-editor for those specifications together with Mi

Money, Money, Money 20/20

The Money20/20 event has come to a close and the twinkle of Las Vegas lights are a fond memory. I, along with 10,000 other attendees, drank from the payments firehose and saw some pretty cool innovations.  It is a happenin’ event - one industry analyst told me that Money20/20 is sucking the air out of a lot of other banking and payments events.  

Introducing Our New Japanese Language Website

I am delighted to introduce you to our new Japanese language website - - our first “internationalized” (non-English) website. For our valued current and future customers as well as partners in Japan, we hope you find the website to be useful and educational.  Japan is a cornerstone to Nok Nok’s growing global business and this new website demonstrates our commitment to the market. . If you have questions about the Nok Nok Japanese website or Nok Nok in Japan, please send us an email at

Dunkelberger & Stiennon Video: How Do We Address IoT Challenges?

As readers of our blog know, Nok Nok Labs is not another authentication vendor offering a point solution. We are disrupting the underlying framework on which current authentication solutions depend and provide a scalable strong authentication protocol (FIDO’s UAF) designed for modern computing requirements and the “Internet of Things” (IoT).

More Momentum - Bank of America's New Consumer App Leverages FIDO

Bank of America announced this week that the company had integrated support for fingerprint sensors (Android and Touch ID from Apple) into their mobile banking application. The press release highlighted that, “As part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to staying ahead of advancements in mobile device authentication, the technology supporting fingerprint sign-in was built according to FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) standards.”

Dunkelberger & Stiennon Video:The Meaning Behind the Nok Nok Labs Name

In our last video segment, Richard Stiennon and Phil Dunkelberger talked about how Nok Nok Labs’ current client and server architecture helps major financial institutions today and how FIDO integrates with legacy technologies. In this segment with Richard, Phil discusses why the creation of a “three-way bind” is how Nok Nok Labs is different from other methods in stopping adversaries from spoofing devices and credentials.  The 1. individual, 2. device and 3. backend systems make up the three-way bind.

Infographic: The FIDO Ecosystem

In our many conversations with organizations requiring strong authentication for mobile apps and across the mobile device ecosystem, we’re often asked about the possibilities of FIDO.  Yes, it starts with standards, but what are the actual use cases?  Will there be a demand within specific vertical industries based on the security, privacy, compliance and usability challenges those industries face with authenticating consumers or employees today?  We believe the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.”