Government and Industry Making Strides to Improve Online Identity Security

Government and Industry Making Strides to Improve Online Identity Security

Cloud Identity Summit 2013 Showcases Progress toward an Identity Ecosystem

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Next month's Cloud Identity Summit 2013 will feature three sessions showcasing the progress of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), moderated by Jeremy Grant, Senior Executive Advisor for Identity Management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (US Government).

"President Obama launched the NSTIC initiative just over two years ago, and today, there has been tremendous progress toward a vibrant identity ecosystem," said Grant. "With pilots under way demonstrating innovations around scalable privacy, multifactor authentication and attribute exchange, as well as a privately led Identity Ecosystem Steering Group working to craft a framework of standards and policies to advance the ecosystem, NSTIC is a great example of how the public and private sector can work together to improve the security, privacy and convenience of online transactions. We're looking forward to sharing the latest on NSTIC at the Cloud Identity Summit and gathering feedback from the Summit participants on how we can best catalyze the identity ecosystem."

Topics to be covered in the three-part session track include an update on the progress of NSTIC pilots focused on strong authentication, the scalable privacy and attribute exchange network, new details about the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX) and perspectives from the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). Following are additional details:

Part 1: NSTIC Update and Reports from Pilots
Jeremy Grant, Senior Executive Advisor, Identity Management, NIST (US Government)
Cathy Tilton, VP of Standards & Technology, Daon

Hear the "State of the NSTIC" from the head of the US Government's NSTIC National Program Office detailing progress made toward implementing the Strategy through partnership with the private sector. Then, learn about the first of three NSTIC pilots, as Daon discusses its efforts to deploy smartphone-based multi-factor authentication with several major commercial partners.

Part 2: More NSTIC Pilots: Scalable Privacy and Multi-factor Authentication and Attribute Exchange Network
Dave Coxe, CEO, Criterion Systems
Ken Klingenstein, Director, Middleware and Security, Internet2

NSTIC pilot presentations continue; and the session begins with a presentation of the Attribute Exchange Network being deployed across a number of commercial participants by ID/Dataweb, and then we provide an overview of the framework Internet2 is building for "scalable privacy" and multi-factor authentication.

Part 3: Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX) and Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) and Industry Perspectives
Jeremy Grant, Senior Executive Advisor, Identity Management, NIST (US Government)
Bob Blakely, Global Head of Information Security Innovation, Citigroup, and Plenary Chairman, IDESG

Learn about the work being done to create an Identity Ecosystem Framework by the chair of the privately led Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), and find out what your organization stands to gain by joining it. Next, hear new details about the soon-to-be-awarded Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX). Finally, a number of industry leaders will discuss their perspectives on NSTIC and explain why they are supporting the Strategy.

The three-part session series will take place Tuesday, July 9th at the Cloud Identity Summit 2013 hosted by Ping Identity®, at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California.

About Cloud Identity Summit 2013

The fourth annual Cloud Identity Summit will help define the future of security in a world where identity is the new perimeter and showcase the latest technologies and solutions from the leading implementers and industry luminaries. Attendees will learn more about the future of identity and access management while obtaining best practices from and networking with identity and security leaders. Box, Centrify, Covisint, Google, Identropy, Nok Nok Labs, Radiant Logic, and SailPoint sponsor Cloud Identity Summit 2013.

Visit for more information and to register for the event. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @CloudIDSummit and #cisNAPA, as well as in the Cloud Identity Summit LinkedIn Group or like the Cloud Identity Summit Facebook page.

About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company

Ping Identity believes secure professional and personal identities underlie human progress in a connected world. Our identity and access management platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Over 900 companies, including 45 of the Fortune 100, rely on our award-winning products to make the digital world a better experience for hundreds of millions of people. Visit for more information.

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