10 Innovative Security Startups To Watch

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Nok Nok Labs

CEO: Phillip Dunkelberger

Nok Nok Labs launched on Feb. 12. It has developed a unified authentication infrastructure that the company believes one day could replace the traditional username and password to authenticate people. The technology can use a device's fingerprint sensors or webcams, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chips, or voice biometrics to securely authenticate anyone, anywhere and to any device. The company is being led by Phillip Dunkelberger, who co-founded PGP, now part of Symantec. Nok Nok Labs joined PayPal, Lenovo, Validity, Agnito and Infineon to establish the FIDO Alliance, a nonprofit corporation organized to address the need for an open standard for interoperability of existing authentication solutions.

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