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From the White House to Silicon Valley – Identity Policy and Practice

Dr. Sameer Bhalotra, Former White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Current Chief Operating Officer at Impermium to Speak at Cloud Identity Summit 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 1, 2013

San Francisco, CA — July 1, 2013 — At next week’s Cloud Identity Summit 2013, Dr. Sameer Bhalotra, former White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity and current Chief Operating Officer at Impermium, will discuss identity management and share his experiences from two different worlds: the White House and Silicon Valley.

In his session, Dr. Bhalotra will discuss how online identity is the next cybersecurity battleground, where user accounts are compromised with increasingly alarming results. As the former White House lead for developing and managing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), he will provide an inside look at the government’s debates leading up to the President signing it in 2011, along with lessons learned from government and private sector reactions. Now in Silicon Valley, Dr. Bhalotra will present his thoughts on how the tech epicenter should think about multi-factor authentication and how identity intelligence can serve as a game changer.

“Identity management is a growing strategic challenge for the nation, affecting all industries,” said Bhalotra. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to share my experiences both as a government leader in Washington and as a startup entrepreneur in California, and to join the industry’s leading minds at this year’s Cloud Identity Summit.”

Dr. Bhalotra will present on Thursday, July 11th, at the Cloud Identity Summit 2013 hosted by Ping Identity®, taking place at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California.

About Dr. Sameer Bhalotra
Dr. Sameer Bhalotra is the Chief Operating Officer of Impermium. Previously, he served as Senior Director for Cybersecurity at the White House. In this position he advised the President regarding the nation's top priority cybersecurity initiatives to protect U.S. commerce and critical infrastructure; cybersecurity legislation; the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace; and the federal government's cybersecurity budget. Prior to this role, he worked for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as the technology and cybersecurity lead. He began his government career as an engineer at the Central Intelligence Agency, working on advanced technology projects and subsequently supporting the CIA Director. Dr. Bhalotra received an undergraduate degree in Physics from Harvard University and a doctorate in Applied Physics from Stanford University. He is a Senior Associate in the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

About Cloud Identity Summit 2013
The fourth annual Cloud Identity Summit will help define the future of security in a world where identity is the new perimeter and showcase the latest technologies and solutions from the leading implementers and industry luminaries. Attendees will learn more about the future of identity and access management while obtaining best practices from and networking with identity and security leaders. Box, Centrify, Covisint, Google, Identropy, Nok Nok Labs, Radiant Logic, and SailPoint sponsor Cloud Identity Summit 2013.

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About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company
Ping Identity believes secure professional and personal identities underlie human progress in a connected world. Our identity and access management platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Over 900 companies, including 45 of the Fortune 100, rely on our award-winning products to make the digital world a better experience for hundreds of millions of people. Visit for more information.



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