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Mark DiFraia, MorphoTrust

Mark DiFraia, MorphoTrust

IDESG President

Mark DiFraia is currently the senior director of market development for MorphoTrust USA, leading its newest market solution which transforms trusted and established identities into assets that will drive customer service operations across state agencies. His expertise has been largely shaped through his experience in building strategic partnerships...

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Hans Vargas, Cybersecurity Architect, Marathon Petroleum Company

Hans Vargas, Cybersecurity Architect, Marathon Petroleum Company

IDESG Vice President

Hans Vargas serves as Cybersecurity Architect at Marathon Petroleum Company. He has worked for Sallie Mae Bank as Cybersecurity Architect, the State of Indiana creating the IN-ISAC, a start-up called Imaginestics at the Purdue Research Park, before joining CERIAS at Purdue University where he received his Masters in Information Security and a Gradu...

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Martin Smith

Martin Smith

IDESG Secretary

Following his retirement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2014 after a diverse career in Government, Martin Smith is a part-time independent IAM consultant and a volunteer leader in both technology and non-technology non-profits. At DHS, he sponsored ground-breaking work on development of a conceptual framework for deriving access-p...

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Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

IDESG Treasurer

Ben Wilson, JD, CISA, CISSP, is an attorney and Vice President of Compliance at DigiCert, a globally recognized Certification Authority that issues digital certificates individuals and organizations that are used for authentication and encryption. For over 20 years Ben has advised clients on information security, identity and authentication, priva...

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Michael Garcia, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Michael Garcia, National Institute of Standards and Technology

NIST, Ex-Officio

Mike Garcia leads NIST's Trusted Identities Group, focusing on market-based solutions for identity management and establishing guidelines and standards to accelerate government and commercial adoption of privacy-enhancing, secure, interoperable, and easy-to-use digital identity solutions. He oversees a grants portfolio piloting innovative digital i...

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Jenn Behrens, Kuma

Jenn Behrens, Kuma

IDESG Plenary Chair, Ex-Officio

Jenn Behrens specializes in privacy and identity management. She is Partner & EVP Privacy for Kuma, and Chief Privacy Officer of Verato. Jenn focuses on supporting organizations in transition from compliance to commitment in privacy excellence in identity management. She is IDESG Plenary Chair, (formerly Privacy Committee Chair), and is IAPP...

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Mary Ellen Condon, Condon Associates

Mary Ellen Condon, Condon Associates

Ms. Condon is a proven and recognized executive leader with a record of success executing program and engagement delivery in both the Federal Government and in the IT industry. She has extensive experience working with a variety of companies both small and large, in both prime and sub roles for opportunities. She has held positions in the Federal I...

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Salvatore D’Agostino, IDmachines

Salvatore D’Agostino, IDmachines

Salvatore (Sal) D'Agostino is the founder and CEO of IDmachines, LLC, a provider of technical automation and services to identity, credentialing, access control, security, machine learning/analytics and technology transfer customers. During the last 30 years, D'Agostino's customer and project experience includes EZPass and other electronic...

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Adam Madlin, Symantec

Adam Madlin, Symantec

Adam Madlin is the solutions leader for federal identity and enterprise security in U.S. public sector strategic programs at Symantec. In this role, Madlin is responsible for strategic identity programs, business development for federal customers and for identity policy. He also serves as the chair of the IDESG Security Committee and is responsible...

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Michael Magrath, VASCO Data Security, Inc.

Michael Magrath, VASCO Data Security, Inc.

Michael Magrath is responsible for aligning VASCO Data Security's solution roadmap with standards and regulatory requirements globally. He is a nationally recognized leader in field of healthcare identity management A frequent speaker and thought leader previously lead healthcare business development for VASCO in North America delivering identit...

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Colin Wallis, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative Inc

Colin Wallis, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative Inc

Colin leads the Kantara Initiative Inc. a globally acknowledged Trust Framework Provider of Accreditation and Approval verification for Identity Providers and Credential Service Providers and IDESG's first liaison partner. Kantara's open and inclusive philosophy to community development aligns with IDESG's and attracts the leading edge cross member...

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Steve Mednick, Private Law Firm Attorney

Steve Mednick, Private Law Firm Attorney

IDESG Ombudsman

Steve Mednick has been IDESG Ombudsman since its inception. In that role Steve is responsible for (1) reviewing the activities of the Officers and bodies of the IDESG to assure the actions and decisions that uphold the IDESG Guiding Principles and the Governance Documents; (2) ensuring that the interests of consumers or other individuals and underr...

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