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Leaders of IDESG to Be Front and Center at the Cloud Identity Summit

Experts to Share Identity and Security Best Practices, Announce Key Developments Related to the Identity Ecosystem Framework

WASHINGTON, DC (June 5, 2015) – The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework – today announced that the organization will be well represented at the Cloud Identity Summit (CIS) being held June 8–11 in San Diego. During the industry leading identity and security conference, several representatives from IDESG‘s leadership will be providing their insight on how collaboration and new and innovative technologies are coming together to solve today’s top online security and privacy challenges.

“IDESG is excited about the opportunity to get our message across at this year’s CIS conference. Educating and informing all parties – whether they be public or private sector – on issues related to strengthening identity credentials that enhance privacy, security and usability is both paramount and integral to our mission,” said Marc-Anthony Signorino, IDESG Executive Director. “Our presence at this event will help the broader security, privacy and identity community understand how IDESG and the Identity Ecosystem Framework fits into the larger Identity Ecosystem.”

WHAT: Cloud Identity Summit
WHEN: June 8–11, 2015
WHERE: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 N Torrey Pines Rd
San Diego, CA/td>

The following individuals from IDESG will be taking part in the conference during these sessions:

Tuesday, June 9

Keynote Address: Identity’s TCP/IP Moment (8:30am PT)

  • Ian Glazer – Senior Director for Identity, Salesforce and IDESG Management Council Chair and At Large Delegate

Wednesday, June 10

PAM: Unsticking Your Privileged Access Management Program (10:15am PT)

  • Lance Peterman – Senior Identity and Access Management Specialist, Merck & Co. and IDESG Regulated Industries Member Representative

    Achievement of elevated/privileged access is a key stage in nearly all advanced attacks, yet a 2012 survey revealed only 43% of respondents had or planned to have a privilege access management program. In this session, Peterman will share his experiences in establishing a PAM program.

User-Centric Privacy of Identity (10:45am PT)

  • Jenn Behrens – Consulting Program Manager/Privacy Resource Lead, and IDESG Privacy Coordination Committee Chair

    Enterprises increasingly require higher level of assurance credentials for authentication. This session will highlight how the application of a user-experience discipline intersects both legal and trust issues surrounding cloud-based applications.

State of the NSTIC: Introducing the Identity Ecosystem Framework (1:45pm PT)

  • Mike Garcia – Senior Executive Advisor for Identity Management, National Institute of Standards and Technology and IDESG Management Council Delegate – U.S. Federal Government
  • Kimberly Little Sutherland – Senior Director of Identity Management Strategy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and IDESG Plenary Chair

    Four years have passed since President Obama signed the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), calling for the private sector to collaborate to improve the security, privacy and convenience of online transactions. Garcia and Sutherland will discuss where NSTIC has been and where it’s going–and introduce v.1 of the Identity Ecosystem Framework.

NSTIC Pilots: Catalyzing the Marketplace (2:45pm PT)

  • John Wandelt – Georgia Tech Research Institute Research Fellow and Division Chief for the Information Exchange and Architecture Division
  • Matt Thompson – Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, and IDESG Management Council Chair and Relying Parties Delegate

    Wandelt and Thompson will explore the value that their organizations are getting from federation and the ways that NSTIC is helping to drive progress toward more customer centric online identity models.


Members of the media interested in learning more about IDESG or the Identity Ecosystem Framework are invited to contact Mary Alice Johnson at (571) 323-2585, ext. 2140, or by email at (link sends e-mail).

About the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG)

IDESG is a voluntary, public-private partnership dedicated to developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework to enable the creation of an Identity Ecosystem. The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), signed by the President in April 2011, states, “A secure cyberspace is critical to our prosperity.” This powerful declaration makes clear that securing cyberspace is absolutely essential to increasing the security and privacy of transactions conducted over the Internet. The Identity Ecosystem envisioned in the NSTIC is an online environment that will enable people to validate their identities securely, but with minimized disclosure of personal information when they are conducting transactions.


Media Contact
Mary Alice Johnson
ConnellyWorks, Inc. for IDESG
(571) 323-2585, ext. 2140

This announcement was prepared by the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, Inc. using Federal funds under award 70NANB14H215 from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIST, NSTIC, or the U.S. Department of Commerce.