SOURCE: The Smart Card Alliance

April 19, 2007 09:55 ET

Smart Card Alliance Leads Education Effort on Identity Management, Cybersecurity at CardTech/SecurTech 2007

Full-Day Educational Session to Feature Speakers From Microsoft, VeriSign, Lockheed Martin, General Services Administration, and More

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- With reports of security breaches increasingly in the news, commercial and government organizations recognizing the critical need to strengthen IT security are often turning to cards, tokens and new software solutions. The Smart Card Alliance will lead the discussion on these and other trends in cybersecurity and identity management in its full-day educational session, May 16th from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the SecurTech 2007 conference on secure identification, part of CardTech/SecurTech (CTST) 2007. The CTST event is being held May 15th - 17th at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco.

"Trusted and secure digital identities are a top priority for government and commercial organizations, but how to get there isn't always clear," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "In this session, speakers from top solution provider and user organizations will explore how it is done and in use today -- from available technology, to issuance and management of credentials, to real life implementations. It is a must-attend for IT professionals."

Vanderhoof will moderate the session, "Advanced ID Management and Cybersecurity," with selected Smart Card Alliance industry speakers from ActivIdentity, CoreStreet, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), Gemalto, General Services Administration (GSA), Intercede Group, Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions, Microsoft and VeriSign. Topics will include updates, advances and trends in:

--  Smart cards, tokens and software
--  Identity management on desktops and servers
--  Digital identity management and identity management systems
--  Shared services for identity management
--  Card management systems
--  Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) program
--  Mobile credentialing management for first responders
The session is open to all CTST registered attendees. Smart Card Alliance members receive a $100 credit at registration. To register, please visit

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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