PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cybersecurity, cyber identity and access security keynote presentations will kick off the 14th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, the leading event for ID security. The event will feature industry leaders speaking on PIV1 credentials, updates on NSTIC2, developments in mobile identity programs, evolving NIST3 standards, discussions on FICAM roadmap and testing programs, and advancements in healthcare ID and biometric technologies.
Previously held in the fall, the Government Conference will be held June 9-10, 2015 with pre-conference workshops on June 8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Details on this year's agenda and registration can be found at www.GovSmartID.com. For 2015, the Transglobal Security Collaboration Program (TSCP) will hold its Trusted Cyber Collaboration Workshop at the same location as the Government Conference. Early registration and hotel discounts are available through May 18.
The event will begin on June 9 with keynote presentations and an executive roundtable discussion on emerging technologies addressing digital identities and experiences from implementations of government and commercial identity applications. Speakers, keynotes and panels include:
- Robert J. Carey, Vice President and General Manager, CSC Global Cybersecurity – Public Sector and former Deputy CIO at the Pentagon, on "How the Department of Defense is Combating Advanced Cybersecurity Threats"
- Grant Schneider, Federal Cybersecurity Advisor, Office of Management and Budget, on "ICAM, the Cornerstone of Cybersecurity"
- Michael Papay, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman, on "Cyber Identity"
- Trevor Rudolf, Chief of the Cyber and National Security Unit Office of E-Government and IT, Office of Management and Budget, EOP, on "Federal Cybersecurity in a Constantly Changing Security Landscape"
- A roundtable panel discussion on "The Government Identity and Access Security Landscape" moderated by Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance, and with invited panelists, Keith Ward, TSCP; Jim Sheire, GSA; and Philip Lam, NIST
Following the keynote presentations, attendees will be able to create their own customized conference experience through choosing among multiple identification, security technology, healthcare and policy track panels. Conference speakers, panels and roundtable discussions will cover the latest identity management and security trends affecting government and commercial security programs, including mobile credentials, healthcare, cybersecurity and international e-government programs. Attendees can also visit the exhibit hall to see technology demonstrations from more than 50 exhibitors.
In addition to the main program, the Smart Card Alliance is holding a pre-conference workshop in conjunction with the conference on June 8, "Best Practices and Technology Trends for Strong Multifactor Authentication and Managing Identities of People and Internet Devices."
This workshop will provide best practices and recommended approaches for authentication and identity management to address challenges associated with strong user and Internet device identification. The workshop also covers the benefits of strong multifactor authentication and smart card authentication approaches, binding of identity to identity tokens and related lifecycle management. Additional preconference information and a full agenda is available at http://www.govsmartid.com/pre-conference-workshop/.
The Smart Card Alliance is holding a full-day government security-oriented Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP/G) training and exam preparation course on June 8, prior to the conference. Information on CSCIP/G requirements, training modules, exam registration and fees can be found on the Smart Card Alliance LEAP website.
The conference is open to all individuals and organizations who wish to learn about the role of smart cards in government. Smart Card Alliance member organizations and government employees receive complimentary or discounted pricing for single day or full conference registrations. Visit www.GovSmartID.com for more details.
The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council is holding a concurrent in-person meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on June 9-10, 2015. The meeting will include two days of presentations and roundtable discussions on the directions and trends in fare payment that are driving new fare collection system implementations. The meeting is open to Transportation Council members and public transit agencies. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/.MityT.
About the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.
Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.
1 Personal Identity Verification
2 National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace
3 National Institute of Standards and Technology
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