Derived credentials will let feds use smartphones for ID
August 29, 2016
Government agencies will soon be able to replace the familiar Personal Identity Verification card with a smartphone equipped with a secure chip, two vendors say.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
Rickey T. Branning, manager of information system security for the computer incident response team at the U.S. Postal Service, was recently named a Symantec 2012 Cyber Awards winner. Cox sat down with FedScoop Radio to talk about the award and cybersecurity at USPS.
Branning manages the USPS security process enhancement team that deployed data loss prevention tools to monitor the daily design, analysis and debugging of its infrastructure to ensure sensitive information is not exposed or stored in inappropriate locations.
Branning championed the acquisition and implementation of DLP for a network that is one of the largest in the world, supporting more than 600,000 employees and contractors, as well as more than 800 business and support services applications.
The Cyber Awards recognized Branning for his continued efforts to seek opportunities to improve business processes, products and services.
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