More keynote speakers announced for Securing Federal Identity 2018

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The Secure Technology Alliance has announced additional keynote speakers for its Securing Federal Identity 2018 conference taking place next month in Washington, D.C. The two-day event on cybersecurity policy and digital identity technology trends includes keynote presentations, topic sessions and roundtables.

“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,” explained 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.”

Opening-day keynotes include: Update on Federal Identity Management and Security Policy by Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Update on Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management by Jim Sheire, Director of FICAM, GSA Office of Government-wide Policy, and; Update on Cyber Security Research by Anil John, Cyber Security R&D Program Manager, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A roundtable on Federal Identity and Security Call to Action will be moderated by Jeff Nigriny, CEO of Certipath. The panelists include Jordan Burris, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Executive Office of the President, OMB; Christine Finnelle, Deputy Assistant Director, U.S. Marshall’s Service, and; Omar Chavez, Chief of Office of Security Systems, U.S. Marshall’s Service.

The conference is open to all individuals and organizations interested in 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.

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