Smart Card Alliance Identity Council appoints new members, announces focus for 2013

The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council has announced that in 2013 it will focus on providing guidance and leading practices for mobile identity credentialing and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

“As government and enterprises look at new approaches to identity–such as with the secure online identities and mobile credentialing–the Identity Council plays the important role of providing guidance on how to choose the applicable technology to ensure identities are trusted, private and secure,” Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance said.

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry associated working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. The Alliance has over 200 members worldwide across a number of sectors and industry verticals.

According to the Smart Card Alliance, in 2012, the Identity Council provided support and educational materials for the secure online identity initiative NSTIC, and will continue this work this year.

The Identity Council has also elected a new leadership and steering committee for 2013 and 2014, which includes Bryan Ichikawa, Deloitte & Touche LLP as chair; Neville Pattinson, Gemalto as vice chair; and Salvatore D’agostino, IDmachines as Secretary.

The newly-elected steering committee includes Frazier Evans, Booz Allen Hamilton; Chris Gardner, SecureKey Technologies; Don Malloy, NagraID Security; Steve Rogers, IQ Devices; and Chris Williams, SAIC.

“The Smart Card Alliance is represented by the world’s foremost practitioners in the Identity industry,” Bryan Ichikawa, senior manager, Deloitte & Touche, Federal Enterprise Security Practice and Council chair said. “I am honoured to be elected into this leadership position and look forward to supporting critical initiatives across many industries. The Identity Council will also collaborate with other Smart Card Alliance Councils and continue to provide tremendous value through joint projects in this upcoming year.”

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