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by Dave Gradijan

Georgia Tech Raises Online Identity Awareness

May 19, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) raised the issue of online identity management and awareness at its Thomas E. Noonan Lecture on Information Security and the Identity Management Summit, a press release on reports.

According to the release, the summit focused on the security challenges for businesses and consumers in managing identification information over the Internet.

“One of the fastest-growing and most damaging information security breaches involves the loss or theft of personal information over the Internet, and the fraudulent uses of that information by unauthorized individuals or groups,” Dr. Mustaque Ahamad, director of GTISC, told listeners. The summit “assembled leaders from the corporate and academic worlds to raise awareness about current and future issues affecting online identity management and discuss ways to better protect the personal information of consumer and enterprise Internet users.”

More than 200 corporate executives, industry leaders and technologists from across the country attended the Identity Management Summit, keynoted by Howard A. Schmidt, a visiting professor at GTISC and former special adviser to the White House for cyberspace security, the release reports. Schmidt’s keynote address focused on starting a national dialogue on the next generation of identity management in order to better protect businesses and consumers from the loss or theft of personal information over the Internet.

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Compiled by Paul Kerstein