PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Secure Technology Alliance announced today additional keynote speakers for its Securing Federal Identity 2018 conference, the nation’s premier event for government-led cybersecurity policy and digital identity technology trends.

The conference will be held June 5-6, 2018 at the Hamilton Hotel – Almas Temple in Washington, D.C. The two-day event will include keynote presentations, individual conference topic sessions and roundtables. To register and get more details, visit www.securingfederalid.com.

“This year we’ve partnered with security experts working in the government sector to lead sessions based on the trends they are seeing within the industry,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “Our goal was to put together an agenda that shows the scope of where we are today regarding authentication technologies and government policies, as well as where we are headed with future identity and industry standards.”

Attendees can gain an in-depth understanding of the new federal government identity programs through comprehensive coverage of the most important topics impacting federal identity initiatives today, as well as insight to the future and evolution of the industry. Opening-day keynotes and roundtables include:

  • Update on Federal Identity Management and Security Policy – Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Update on Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management – Jim Sheire, Director of FICAM, GSA Office of Government-wide Policy
  • Update on Cyber Security Research – Anil John, Cyber Security R&D Program Manager, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Roundtable: Federal Identity and Security Call to Action – Moderator: Jeff Nigriny, CEO, Certipath. Panelists: Jordan Burris, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Executive Office of the President, OMB; Christine Finnelle, Deputy Assistant Director, U.S. Marshall’s Service; Omar Chavez, Chief of Office of Security Systems, U.S. Marshall’s Service

The conference is open to all individuals and organizations who wish to learn about the role of secure identity and authentication in government programs. Federal government employees receive complimentary passes and Secure Technology Alliance member organizations receive complimentary or discounted registration pricing. For sponsorship and exhibition information, visit www.securingfederalid.com or contact Bryan Ichikawa at bichikawa@securetechalliance.org.  

For continuing updates on Securing Federal Identity 2018, visit www.securingfederalid.com, follow @SecureTechOrg on Twitter and use #FedID2018 to participate in the conversation.

About the Secure Technology Alliance
The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software across a variety of markets including authentication, commerce and Internet of Things (IoT).

The Secure Technology Alliance, formerly known as the Smart Card Alliance, invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies to enable privacy and data protection. The Secure Technology Alliance delivers on its mission through training, research, publications, industry outreach and open forums for end users and industry stakeholders in payments, mobile, healthcare, identity and access, transportation, and the IoT in the U.S. and Latin America.

For more information, please visit www.securetechalliance.org.

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