Georgia Tech Information Security Center To Host Identity Management Summit

April 16, 2006

ATLANTA (April 17, 2006)— The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), today announced that it will host the Identity Management Summit on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Conference Center on the Georgia Tech campus. One of the fastest-growing and most damaging information security breaches today involves the leak or loss of personal information over the Internet, and the fraudulent use of that information by unauthorized individuals. The Identity Management Summit will serve to foster discussion and debate on the best methods to safeguard the “digital identities” of consumer and enterprise Internet users.

“GTISC is committed to raising awareness and educating consumers and enterprises alike to the growing concerns of identity theft and identity fraud,” said Mustaque Ahamad, Director of GTISC. “The Identity Management Summit is an important forum for leading executives and experts across all areas of the information security spectrum to come together and examine the concerns and possible solutions for this escalating security issue. We wish to thank the speakers from Authis, Bank of America, CipherTrust, Equifax, Georgia Tech College of Computing, RSA Security and Siemens for participating in the Summit and sharing their expertise with us.”

Howard Schmidt, former special advisor to President George W. Bush on Cyberspace Security and former chief security officer for Microsoft and eBay, will deliver the Summit’s keynote address. Schmidt will discuss the best ways to empower the everyday user of the Internet to protect his or her identity.

In addition, the Summit’s executive panel will examine the technology and policy challenges associated with managing access to digital information in a secure and usable manner. The following industry leaders will participate in the panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Paul Judge, chief technology officer at CipherTrust:
• Jeff Schmidt, chief executive officer of Authis
• Richard W. Sam Phillips, senior vice president of corporate information security for Bank of America
• Rob Webb, chief technology officer for Equifax
• Richard J. Lipton, professor at the Georgia Tech College of Computing
• Dr. Burt Kaliski, vice-president of research at RSA Security and chief scientist of RSA Labs
• Chris Meaney, vice president of secure networks, Siemens

The Identity Management Summit is part of GTISC’s bi-annual security summit series. In addition to raising security awareness within the technology industry, the summit series enables GTISC researchers to define and develop new research efforts for security challenges that are prevalent in today’s technology-driven environment. For more information about the GTISC Identity Management Summit and its participants, please visit http://gtisc.gatech.edu.

About GTISC
The Georgia Tech Information Security Center, a National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education, is an interdisciplinary center involving faculty from Computing, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and the School of Public Policy.

For more information, contact:
Brendan Streich
GCI Group
404-870-6796
bstreich [at] gcigroup [dot] com