Smart Card Alliance announces government keynote speakers
Attendees to the 13th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference will hear industry leaders speaking on PIV credentials, updates on the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, developments in mobile identity programs and evolving NIST standards.
New this year, the conference will also provide expanded discussions on FICAM roadmap and testing programs, healthcare ID and biometric technology, and mobile credentials storage and security.
The event will kick off on Oct. 29 with keynote presentations and an executive roundtable discussion on emerging technologies addressing digital identities and experiences from implementations of government and commercial identity applications.
Keynote speakers and panelists include:
- Richard Parry, Turnkey Risk Solutions on “Identity and Managing Risk-Based Access Decisions”
- James Quinn, Department of Homeland Security on “Readying For The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program”
- Christine Harada, GSA Office of Government-wide Policy on “How Government and Private Industry Can Help Secure the Enterprise from Cyber Threats”
- Chris E. Onyemenam, Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on “The Nigerian National ID Program”
- Mike Butler, Department of Defense; Judith Spencer, CertiPath; Greg Abrenio, CyberArmed Security; James Sheire, GSA on “The Roadmap for Government Identity Credentialing For The Next 10 Years” (roundtable discussion)
Following the keynote presentations, attendees will be able to choose among multiple identification, security technology and policy track panels to create their own customized conference experience.
Conference speakers, panels and roundtable discussions will cover the latest identity management and security trends affecting government and commercial security programs, including mobile credentials, healthcare, cybersecurity and international e-government programs. Attendees can also visit the exhibit hall to see technology demonstrations from more than 50 exhibitors.
The 13th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference will be held Oct. 29-30, 2014 with pre-conference workshops on Oct. 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.
HID joins Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program
HID Global announced that it has been named a silver partner in the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program. The partnership brings the HID’s Mobile Access solution for opening doors using smart phones, and HID Trusted Tag Services into Samsung’s extensive product sales and marketing ecosystem.
Powered by Seos, HID Mobile Access makes it possible for customers to use NFC- and Bluetooth Smart-enabled Samsung Galaxy and Samsung Note smartphones to open doors by “tapping” the phone to a door reader or electronic lock. The solution also enables users to access doors and gates from a distance via Bluetooth Smart and the company’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology.
Samsung devices also support use of the HID Mobile Access Configuration Application that is used by system installers to quickly dial-in and optimize the read range of Bluetooth-enabled iCLASS SE readers based on environmental conditions.
In addition to HID Mobile Access, Samsung devices can also be used with HID Trusted Tag Services. By combining HID Trusted Tags, NFC technology and secure cloud authentication services, HID Trusted Tag Services offer the capability of adding trusted identities to everyday objects.
These objects can be read by NFC-enabled Samsung smartphones for “proof of presence” applications, ranging from tapping a smart poster for an interactive brand experience, to verifying the visit of home health staff in a patient’s residence or confirming student attendance on college campuses. The services can also be used for brand protection and other “Internet of Things” applications.
Thursby releases secure browser for Android
Thursby Software Systems released its two-factor authentication agent and secure browser for the Android operating system.
For the last three years, Thursby has been a provider of CAC/PIV authentication on iOS with the PKard Reader application and PKard Toolkit. With Android devices on the rise, Thursby has now expanded its two-factor authentication into the Android market and released two new applications, PKard and PKard Browser.
PKard serves as the central authentication agent on the device coordinating reader and card access to an optional secure Android app ecosystem. Designed to handle CAC, CAC Dual Persona, PIV, and PIV-I cards; PKard also works with Entrust Derived Credentials as well as Trusted Elements. Within the app, users are able to activate and manage a derived credential on their device.
PKard Browser calls upon the PKard app to authorize access to two-factor web sites. This functionality enables secure access to mission-critical websites from their Android phone or tablet for the first time ever.
PKard and PKard Browser have been bundled together into one secure package called PKard for Android. Free trials are available.