Higher Education's Role in the Identity Ecosystem

Wednesday, October 19 | 4:30PM–5:20PM | Meeting Room 111A/B
Session Type: E11
The federal government has announced a National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), which seeks to better protect against fraud and identity theft, enhance individuals' privacy, and foster economic growth. The NSTIC aims to make online transactions more trustworthy, thereby giving organizations and individuals more confidence in conducting business online. Higher education has been at the forefront of innovative identity management practices, including the development of Shibboleth software and the formation of the InCommon Federation. This session will provide an update on NSTIC goals and initiatives and the role that colleges and universities will play in shaping the emerging identity ecosystem.


  • Ken Klingenstein

    Evangelist, Trust and Identity, Internet2
  • Rodney Petersen

    Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Renee Shuey

    IAM Lead Manager, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Jack Suess

    Vice President of IT & CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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