Smart Card Alliance highlights identity progress in 2014


The Smart Card Alliance, a multi-industry association working to promote smart card technologies, has noted progress in its Identity, Access Control and Health and Human Services Councils in 2014.

“The need for secure and verifiable identities is a board-level issue for most organizations today,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “Our identity-focused industry councils have made significant progress in 2014, educating on how smart cards can provide the necessary levels of data protection for enterprise, government and health and human services identity and access control projects, and will continue to make impacts in 2015.”

The SCA has reported that the Identity Council leadership for 2015-2016 will be:

Chair: Bryan Ichikawa, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Vice chair: Neville Pattinson, Gemalto

Secretary: Salvatore D’Agostino, IDmachines

“I am very pleased to be re-elected as chair of the Identity Council,” said Ichikawa. “For 2015, the council will continue to provide guidance on how to best leverage smart card technology to enable trusted, private and secure identity credentials, particularly in developing areas such as online identity and mobile credentialing.”

The SCA has reported that the Access Control Council for 2015-2016 will be:

Chair: David Helbock, XTec, Inc.

Vice chair: Frazier Evans, Booz Allen Hamilton

Secretary:  Steve Rogers, IQ Devices

“It is an honor to be chosen to lead the Access Control Council. The council will continue to launch educational initiatives and produce deliverables that showcase how the use of a standards-based approach with smart card technology can provide the high levels of security critical for access to IT systems and physical buildings,” said Helbock.

To lead the Health and Human Services Council in 2015-2016, the elected council officers are:

Chair: Morgan Richard, XTec, Inc.

Vice chair: David Batchelor, LifeMed ID, Inc.

“I am looking forward to this new role as chair of the Health and Human Services Council,” said Richard. “The council will continue its outreach efforts and partnerships with other health industry groups to more broadly engage and educate the industry on the privacy-enhancing and fraud-reducing benefits that smart patient and provider IDs can provide.”

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Smart cards are increasingly being used for identity management.
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