Smart Card Alliance Offers Full-day Workshop on Identity and NSTIC at 12th Annual Government Conference

Pre-conference "Federated Identity, Strong Authentication, NSTIC and the Identity Ecosystem" workshop on Oct. 14

Princeton Junction, New Jersey, UNITED STATES

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Improving the security and trust in online identities through federated identity and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) initiative is the topic of a full-day workshop next month at the Smart Card Alliance 12th Annual Government Conference.  The workshop, "Federated Identity, Strong Authentication, NSTIC and the Identity Ecosystem" is being held pre-conference on Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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At the center of the workshop is the White House's NSTIC initiative, which aims to improve on the credentials currently used to access the Internet and authenticate identity online, and to create and secure a trusted identity ecosystem. By enabling the principles of NSTIC, individuals will no longer have to remember an ever-growing (and potentially insecure) list of user names and passwords to access various online services.

The workshop is comprised of eleven sessions with identity experts answering these questions:

  • What is the NSTIC initiative?
  •  What is happening within the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG)?
  • What are the fundamentals of a federated identity infrastructure?
  • What different levels of assurance are used in identity verification?
  • What technologies and tokens can be used in the identity ecosystem?
  •  How can the identity ecosystem be used in healthcare?
  • How can the identity ecosystem be used for financial services?
  • How can the identity ecosystem be used for government services?
  • Can mobile devices be used as identity credential carriers?

The workshop will conclude with a roundtable discussion and an open Q-and-A session for all participants. 

On Oct. 15, the Smart Card Alliance will kick off its 12th Annual Government Conference, known as the leading event for ID security. The conference will feature industry leaders speaking on PIV credentials, developments in the NSTIC initiative, trusted ID on mobile devices, developments in state and local ID programs, advancements in health IT security, and global trends in secure identification. New this year is a second co-located conference program, User-Centric ID Live, which addresses Internet security and the use of consumer-driven credentials for multiple access needs. Details on this year's agenda and registration can be found at www.GovSmartID.comand    

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



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