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Ping Identity to Participate in Girls & Science Event, Encouraging Youth to Focus on STEAM Professions
Ping to Host Demonstrations and Games Designed to Replicate Security Authentication and Access Procedures
DENVER, February 28, 2019 — Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced its participation at Girls & Science, an annual event designed to inspire students to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Hosted by CBS4 Local News, this year’s event will be held on March 2 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and is expected to draw more than 7,000 attendees.
“As a technology company, this is a cause that speaks to the heart of our organization,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “We’re honored to play a role in raising the awareness of technology professions. The STEAM programs currently being offered in our schools are so important for our youth, as they allow children an opportunity to explore their talents, innovations and ideas.”
At this year’s event, the Ping Identity theme is “You are the Password,” which shines a light on the importance of cybersecurity and its various applications. Representing this theme is Remy Lyle, a solutions architect for Ping Identity. She will present a demo on how users access applications through fingerprint and heartbeat code authentications. This is done by having the students drop “pucks”—which represent personal identities—into a Plinko board, and provides visibility into how Ping architects particular avenues to ensure the right “pucks” end up in the right application. The purpose is to educate students on identity and access management as a subset of cybersecurity, while also demonstrating real-world use cases in a way that is easily digestible for a younger audience. All ages are welcome and activities will be oriented toward children ages 8 to 13.
Ping’s participation at the 2019 Girls & Science event is part of the company’s broader initiative to promote more women in technology and eliminate the gender gap.
To learn more about Ping Identity and its solutions, visit www.pingidentity.com.