PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Secure Technology Alliance announced today the agenda details for Securing Federal Identity 2019, the nation’s premier event for government-led cybersecurity policy and digital identity technology trends. Attendees will hear from senior government security policy and programs leaders and technology experts on the most important developments impacting federal identity initiatives today.

This government-focused conference will be held June 4-5, 2019 at Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. To register, visit www.securingfederalidentity.com. The Secure Technology Alliance is also hosting an add-on mobile identity workshop following the conference on June 5.

“This year’s agenda was designed with the changing digital identity landscape in mind,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “We’re seeing new identity risks, innovations and challenges arising within the federal space, and we’re bringing these topics to the forefront of the industry. Attendees can look forward to insights from government and industry regarding the latest federal identity credentialing and access security efforts that are underway and planned.”

Speakers on day one will examine the current state of digital identity in the federal government, the risks to critical infrastructure, and the security challenges the government is attempting to solve. They will also highlight examples of digital identity in use today.

Opening-day keynotes and featured panels include:

  • Securing Critical Infrastructure and the Federal Government – What Problem is Government Trying to Solve? Ross Foard, CDM Sr. Engineer & ICAM SME, US CISA, Cybersecurity Division, DHS will be presenting how the use of federal enterprise-wide digital identity credentials enables government to achieve its mission to secure critical infrastructure and serve government agencies, workers and citizens.
  • FAA – Using Secure Identification for Managing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Robert Segers, Aeronautical and Weather Services Technical Manager, FAA, will share a unique use case for how PKI and strong authentication are being used to protect the FAA’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
  • The Search for Trust in a Haystack of Digital Authenticators - David Temoshok, Senior Policy Advisor, Applied Cybersecurity, NIST IT Laboratories, will explain what authenticators are being used, what new authenticators are being considered for securing federal identity and how they align with SP800-63-3.
  • What Happens When Identity Authenticators Are No Longer Safe and Protected – An expert panel will examine where stolen credentials end up and what impact identity breaches have on applications dependent on cloud services.
  • A View of the Identity Applications for Mobile Driver’s Licenses and REAL ID – Geoff Slagle, Director, Identity Management, AAMVA will explain why state governments across the nation are exploring mobile driver’s licenses to address a wide range of identification and enforcement needs.
  • New Approaches for Authentication – How SAML, OpenID Connect, FIDO-enabled Devices Align with SP 800-63 - Andrew Regenscheid, Mathematician, NIST, will discuss federal uses for digital authentication across multiple mobile and web-enabled services.
  • Use of Multi-factor Authentication to Access Secure Government Services – A panel of speakers will cover different use cases of government-issued security credentials and access to secure facilities and networks.

The conference continues the second day with government leaders from NIST, GSA, and OMB providing updates on critical standards efforts and security policies for protecting federal employees and agency assets. The day concludes with an interactive panel discussion, “Future of Mobile Identity in Government,” which will also serve as a lead-in to the afternoon add-on Mobile Identity Workshop.

The Securing Federal Identity 2019 conference is open to all individuals and organizations who are interested in learning about the role of secure identity and authentication in government programs. Secure Technology Alliance member organizations and federal government employees may be eligible for complimentary or discounted registration pricing. For sponsorship and exhibition information, visit http://www.securingfederalidentity.com/ or contact Bryan Ichikawa at bichikawa@securetechalliance.org.

For continuing updates on Securing Federal Identity 2019, visit www.securingfederalidentity.com, follow @SecureTechOrg on Twitter and use #FedID2019 to participate in the conversation.

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About the Secure Technology Alliance
The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. The Alliance brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in payments, mobile, identity and access, healthcare, transportation and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

The Alliance’s mission is to stimulate understanding, adoption and widespread application of connected digital solutions based on secure chip and other technologies and systems needed to protect data, enable secure authentication and facilitate commerce.

The Alliance is driven by its U.S.-focused member companies. They collaborate by sharing expertise and industry best practices through industry and technology councils, focused events, educational resources, industry outreach, advocacy, training and certification programs. Through participation in the breadth of Alliance activities, members strengthen personal and organizational networks and take away the insights to build the business strategies needed to commercialize secure products and services in this dynamic environment.

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

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