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NEW IDESG SERVICE EMPOWERS ORGANIZATIONS TO BETTER PROTECT DIGITAL IDENTITIES

Registry is Key Step in Growing Healthy and Secure Online Identity Ecosystem

 

WASHINGTON, DC (June 6, 2016) – The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating the future of trusted digital identities – today announced a new service that empowers organizations to improve the way they handle identities. The Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF) Registry brings the digital identity community closer to realizing the White House’s vision for trusted identities in cyberspace.

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Identity Ecosystem Framework Released, Creating Unprecedented ‘Rules of the Road’ for Online Identity

New Policy Foundation for the Identity Ecosystem Expected to Shape the Future of Trusted Digital Identity 

WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2015) - The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) - an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating the future of trusted digital identities - announced today the release of the Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF) Version 1 (v.1). The IDEF v.1 is a policy foundation for the Identity Ecosystem and IDESG's first step towards achieving the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace's vision of widespread, trusted identity exchanges using federated methods that are secure, interoperable, privacy-enhancing and easy to use. The framework establishes previously non-existent 'rules of the road' for companies, government agencies, other organizations and consumers to navigate the constantly evolving landscape of the Identity Ecosystem. 
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National Institute of Standards and Technology Awards IDESG Funding for Second Year

Funding enables continued progress toward advancing a more secure cyberspace, future of trusted digital identity 

WASHINGTON, DC (October 13, 2015) - The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) - an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating the future of trusted digital identities - announced today that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the organization funding for the second year in a row. This funding enables IDESG to continue developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF), a framework aligned with the high standards established by the Guiding Principles of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). 
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IDESG’s Top Officers to Speak at the Smart Card Alliance Government Conference

Healthcare ID, Biometric Technology, Cyber Security Strategies are Hot Topics

WASHINGTON, DC (June 8, 2015) – The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework – today announced that all three of its corporation officers will be participating at the upcoming Smart Card Alliance Government Conference being held June 9–10 in Washington, DC. This event – the largest annual gathering of government identity professionals – is attended by federal agencies and industry leaders involved with setting the standards for identity credentialing and access security.

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The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group Appoints New Leadership

Efforts to Focus on Building a Stronger Organization to Galvanize Momentum for Creating the Identity Ecosystem Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 8, 2015 – The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – a voluntary, public-private partnership charged with the development of an Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF) for identity solutions – today announced the election of new board members and management council. These new officers will lead IDESG’s efforts to advance the organization’s vision of safeguarding digital identities and delivering version 1 of the IDEF in late summer.

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Leaders of IDESG to Be Front and Center at the Cloud Identity Summit

Experts to Share Identity and Security Best Practices, Announce Key Developments Related to the Identity Ecosystem Framework

WASHINGTON, DC (June 5, 2015) – The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework – today announced that the organization will be well represented at the Cloud Identity Summit (CIS) being held June 8–11 in San Diego. During the industry leading identity and security conference, several representatives from IDESG‘s leadership will be providing their insight on how collaboration and new and innovative technologies are coming together to solve today’s top online security and privacy challenges.

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The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group Appoints New Executive Director

Leading Identity, Privacy and Security Expert to Spearhead Activities to Safeguard Identities Online and Build the Identity Ecosystem Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 10, 2015 - The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) today announced the appointment of Marc-Anthony Signorino to serve as the organization's executive director. Signorino, an attorney specializing in identity, privacy and security topics, will oversee the progress and general management of IDESG's all-volunteer membership as the organization architects the Identity Ecosystem Framework (IEF). Signorino's appointment was the result of a unanimous decision of the IDESG's board of directors.

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