SOURCE: The Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance

January 25, 2010 10:07 ET

Smart Card Alliance to Host One-Day Tutorial on Smart Cards and Identity Management at RSA Conference 2010

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - The Smart Card Alliance has been invited by the organizers of RSA Conference 2010 to deliver a special one-day tutorial for security professionals interested in overcoming identity management challenges presented by new and changing security regulations, compliance considerations, and data breach threats. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Smart Card Alliance has provided an educational workshop on the use of smart card technology for information security at the RSA Conference, the world's leading information security conferences and expositions.

The Alliance's three-part tutorial, "Smart Cards and Identity Management for Public and Private Enterprises" (TUT-M11), will be held Monday, March 1st from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

"Professionals in the enterprise security business are changing their approaches to security policy, identity management, and authentication. They are looking for strong solutions to securely establish identities, as well as to authenticate those identities for both physical and logical access," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "To this end, we have drawn on the expertise of our membership to create this full day tutorial that details the role of smart cards for strong identity management."

The tutorial will discuss the ways to establish an identity, transform identity attributes into digital credentials, and assign privileges associated with that identity. Presenters will also explain methods for presenting the credentials in a secure, authenticated manner for physical and logical access, and explore real-life use cases for large-scale identity systems.

Security and identity management expert presenters are: Stephen Howard, vice president of operations, CertiPath; Gerald Smith, senior consultant, ID Technology Partners; Iana Bohmer, director identity management, Northrop Grumman; Chris Williams, corporate IT security controls, SAIC; and Bryan Ichikawa, vice president of identity solutions, federal systems, Unisys. Also, Randy Vanderhoof, executive director, Smart Card Alliance, will be moderating the session and giving an update on government and commercial implementations of secure identification and information technology security market trends.

The fee for the workshop is $695 (before January 30th), $895 (after January 30th), or attendees can combine the one-day tutorial fee with an RSA Conference 2010 delegate pass.

This year's RSA Conference is being held March 1st - 5th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. More information about the Smart Card Alliance tutorial and RSA Conference 2010 can be found at

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit

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