FIDO Alliance announced a new addition to its range of certification programs: the FIDO Certified Professional Program. Designed to formally recognize the knowledge of online security and authentication professionals, the program aims to grow the number of experts available to support businesses implementing stronger FIDO authentication solutions.
The FIDO Certified Professional Program complements FIDO Alliance’s portfolio of FIDO certification programs including functional, security, and Biometric Component Certification.
The FIDO Certified Professional Program assesses and validates an individual’s skills and expertise in relation to the FIDO standards and architecture, as well as the identity and authentication space more broadly. FIDO Certified professionals will be equipped with the advanced technical knowledge to analyze business requirements and help organizations define a robust FIDO architecture tailored to their needs.
“There is a large global appetite for authentication solutions beyond outdated and insecure passwords,” said Dr. Rae Rivera, certification director of FIDO Alliance. “But with passwords so embedded in the digital security world, many organizations struggle to know where to start. Growing the global pool of authentication experts with this certified program is key to guiding more companies quickly and confidently in the right direction, while ensuring talented professionals have the means to demonstrate their market expertise.”
The program is recommended for a variety of job functions, including technology architects; systems and operations engineers; security professionals; and identity and access management professionals.
Establishing and sharing industry best practices is at the heart of FIDO Alliance’s mission to reduce the world’s reliance on passwords in favor of modern, possession-based approaches to user authentication,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of FIDO Alliance “The FIDO Certified Professional Program builds upon our deep expertise in running industry-driven certification efforts and stands to raise the bar and authentication implementation capabilities of developers, architects and other professionals around the world.”