PRINCETON JUNTA, N.J., February 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Safe Technology AllianceSecurity Councils for Access Control, Identity and the Internet of Things found great success in 2018 by promoting best practices and adopting secure technology for better privacy and security in various markets.
"The boards are an important part of the overall structure of the Alliance, driving change in specific segments of the market that need secure technology," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Safe Technology Alliance. "They have made significant progress in 2018, producing invaluable resources and promoting the widespread adoption of technology that guarantees the privacy and security of mobile identity, physical access control and connected devices."
Access Control Board
the Access Control Board The mission is to accelerate the widespread use of secure technologies in various form factors for the control of physical and local access.
The council pursued a government-centered initiative in 2018 to support the implementation of physical and logical access control systems. During the past year the council produced theHow to plan, obtain and implement a PIV-enabled physical access control system"Webinar series, provided feedback on NIST and OMB documents, and collaborated with the General Services Administration (GSA) on a PACS playbook and industry presentations of physical access control.
In 2019, the Access Control Board will continue to focus on the use of strong identity credentials for the secure authentication of physical and logical access systems in government and commercial applications. The council is currently developing a guide for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-116 R1 with industry recommendations for the use of PIV credentials in accessing facilities.
"The Secure Technology Alliance Access Control Board plays an extremely important role in allowing the industry to speak to the government with greater authority and respect than anyone else," said Adam Shane, chairman of the board and lead solutions architect at Leidos. "The GSA, the NIST, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and many other agencies have responded to the comments of the Access Control Board, and we expect to have an equally large impact in 2019."
the Identity Council aims to create awareness and provide thought leadership and education on real-world issues that implement and operate authentication and identity and identity authorization systems.
In 2018, the council expanded its mobile identity landscape initiative, producing a series of four-part webinars on identity use cases on a mobile device: Experience of airport passengers and identity tests in higher education.; Driver's licenses and derived PIV credentials.; Control of physical and logical access.; Payment of healthcare, banking and transportation..
In 2019, the council is choosing a new steering committee and officers and plans to continue with its mobile identity project. An additional discussion will include the use of standards-based identity credentials within and in various vertical markets.
"The Identity Council is moving from a vertical approach to a horizontal portfolio of tangible, necessary and real market efforts of relevance," said Tom Lockwood, chairman of the board and business development at NextgenID. "The council is partnering internally and externally to promote the application and adoption of value-added capabilities, to address the challenges and priorities of the community, and to increase market awareness. We have a solid 2019-2020 roadmap that includes important conferences, special reviews and strategic efforts for the benefit of our community and the market in general. "
Internet of Things Council
the Security Council of the Internet of Things develops best practices and promotes the implementation of secure IoT architectures using integrated security and privacy.
The council focused its activities in 2018 on education and dissemination, hosting a panel and "IoT Security: Mitigating security risks in connected secure environments"Webinar, in addition to providing comments to NIST on IoT security and privacy considerations. Its focus in 2019 will be to provide educational resources on best practices for securing IoT ecosystems.
"Security for the Internet of Things is an important issue for the entire IoT ecosystem, which includes, among others, device manufacturers, solution providers and systems integrators. The IoT Security Council did a phenomenal job of educating the players involved, bringing together best practices and creating the right partnerships to collectively solve the most salient security issues and potential solutions, "said Sridhar Ramachandran, Chairman of the Board. IoT Security and Vice President of IoT Solutions in G + D Mobile Security. "With the growing number of connected devices expected for next year, the council has an exciting plan to develop materials to educate and highlight key areas of the IoT security ".
About the Safe Technology Alliance
The Secure Technology Alliance is the main association of the digital security industry. The Alliance brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in the payment markets, mobile devices, identity and access, health, transportation and the emerging Internet of Things ( IoT).
The mission of the Alliance is to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of connected digital solutions based on secure chips and other technologies and systems needed to protect data, allow secure authentication and facilitate commerce.
The Alliance is driven by its member companies focused on the United States. They collaborate by sharing experience and industry best practices through industry and technology advice, focused events, educational resources, industry outreach, advocacy, training and certification programs. Through participation in the breadth of Alliance activities, members strengthen personal and organizational networks and eliminate ideas to develop the business strategies needed to market safe products and services in this dynamic environment.
For more information, please visit www.securetechalliance.org.
Megan Shamas and Adrian Loth
Montner Tech PR