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Experts from Citi and GE to Present at Cloud Identity Summit 2012

Presentations Focus on Balancing Identification with Social Justice and Examining the Direction of Identity as the New Perimeter

Denver, Colo. — April 5, 2012 — Ping Identity®, The Cloud Identity Security Leader™, today announced that Citi Director & Head of Information Security Innovation Bob Blakley and GE Senior Enterprise Security Architect for Identity Services Daniel Headrick will be among the group of experts at this year’s Cloud Identity Summit. The 2012 Cloud Identity Summit explores the role of identity as the new perimeter and examines ways cloud computing, mobile device access and social networking are transforming business and IT.  

Blakley and Headrick will speak in general conference sessions taking place July 16-20, at the 2012 Cloud Identity Summit at Vail, Colorado’s Cascade Resort.

Identification & Social Justice
Bob Blakley – Citi Director & Head of Information Security Innovation

Being unidentifiable is bad for you; it makes it impossible to claim the benefits of citizenship and gain access to the legal system. However, being "too identifiable" also has risks. Bob Blakley, Citi director & head of information security innovation, will explore whether or not there is a happy medium - just the right amount of identification for optimal social justice.

Bob Blakley is director & head of information security innovation at Citi. He was previously Chief Scientist for Security and Privacy at IBM. Blakley was general chair of the 2003 IEEE Security and Privacy Conference and has served as General Chair of the New Security Paradigms Workshop. He has also served on the National Academy of Science’s study groups on "Authentication Technologies and Their Privacy Implications" and "Whither Biometrics". Blakley was named Distinguished Security Practitioner by the 2002 ACM Computer Security and Applications Conference (ACSAC), and serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Information Security (IJIS). Blakley holds nine patents on security-related technologies, and received an A.B. in classics from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer and communications sciences from the University of Michigan.

Identity… The New Network Perimeter
Daniel Headrick – GE Senior Enterprise Security Architect for Identity Services 

High levels of assurance for users, devices and even data is increasingly critical to managing and securing highly transactional and virtualized environments. With the externalization and consumerization trends such as Any Device, Cloud, Collaboration and Workforce Mobility, we must look beyond legacy identity challenges of the enterprise, resist simply externalizing internal identity processes and develop a direction where identity becomes the true network perimeter.

Daniel Headrick is the senior enterprise security architect for Identity Services at GE where he is responsible for the enterprise security architecture and strategy of Identity & Access Management (IAM). He has worked with GE for 11 years, eight of which have been focused within IAM technologies. Operating across multiple GE lines of business such as Transportation, Aviation, Energy and Corporate, Headrick has served as Chief Designer and Architecture Leader of the IAM space including single sign-on (SSO), identity federation, directory services, identity management, strong authentication and highly privileged account management.

About Cloud Identity Summit
Ping Identity’s Cloud Identity Summit is the premiere conference dedicated to the role of identity in cloud security. With 15 expert led, hands-on educational workshops and more than 30 industry speakers, the Cloud Identity Summit brings together hundreds of the world’s top experts, implementers and vendors into a single week of knowledge sharing.

Sponsors of the 2012 event include Google (Gold Workshop Sponsor), SailPoint (Silver Sponsor), Radiant Logic, Inc. (Emerald Sponsor), Axiomatics Americas (Solution Sponsor), Identrophy (Solution Sponsor) Innotribe (Solution Sponsor), Oracle (Solution Sponsor), Symplified (Solution Center) and Ping Identity. Visit www.cloudidentitysummit.com for more information and to register for the event.

About Ping Identity | The Cloud Identity Security Leader
Ping Identity provides cloud identity security solutions to more than 800 of the world's largest companies, government organizations and cloud businesses. With a 99% customer satisfaction rating, Ping Identity empowers more than 42 of the Fortune 100 to secure hundreds of millions of employees, customers, consumers and partners using secure, open standards like SAML, OpenID and OAuth. Businesses that depend on the Cloud rely on Ping Identity to deliver simple, proven and secure cloud identity management through single sign-on, federated identity management, mobile identity security, API security, social media integration, and centralized access control. Visit pingidentity.com for more information.


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