Alliance Activities : Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS Training and Certification Program : CSEIP Instructors

CSEIP Training and Certification Program Instructors


Bryan Ichikawa, CSCIP, CSEIP
Consultant, Event Marketing and Sales
Secure Technology Alliance

Bryan Ichikawa serves as a consultant to the Secure Technology Alliance, and is responsible for Marketing and Sales for the organization’s events and conferences. He is also  a certified instructor for both the CSCIP and CSEIP programs.

Bryan is a well-recognized figure in the Secure Technology Alliance, having been a frequent speaker, long time instructor, Leadership Council member, chair of the Identity Council, and has also served on the Board of Directors in several capacities.

Bryan has more than 30 years of security technology, systems integration, and program management experience. He previously worked for Deloitte, Unisys, and Thomson Media, where he was responsible for conferences and exhibitions.

He holds a B.A. from Lynchburg College.



Lars R. Suneborn, CSCIP-G, CSEIP
Training Program Instructor

Lars Suneborn is a Senior Consultant with ID Technology Partners. He works with the Alliance by supporting the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program with the CSEIP Certification. For nearly five years, he served as Senior Director of Training at the Alliance, where he managed, planned and delivered Alliance training and certification programs – the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) and the  Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS Training and Certification Program (CSEIP). He actively promoting smart card, biometric and PKI cryptographic technologies as vital components in overall system designs for high-risk, high-security facilities nationally and internationally. Lars also helped guide U.S.  agencies in their efforts to achieve HSPD-12/ FICAM compliance.

These programs develop and enhance the skills of secure technology industry professionals who are interested in continuously improving their knowledge and professional proficiency in the industry.

Before joining the Secure Technology Alliance, during his 30+ year career in the security industry, Lars worked for Identiv (formerly Hirsch) and IDEMIA (formerly Oberthur) in a variety of capacities. He has long been recognized as a Physical Access Control System (PACS) subject matter leader, and is a frequent speaker on the topic.

Among his achievements:

  • Built a team of partner companies to create the first HSPD-12 end-to-end (IDMS, CMS, credential creation, issuance, activation, authentication, validation and PACS registration and use of PIV Credential)
  • Designed Physical Protection Systems (PPS), developed and taught courses courseware for Physical Protection Systems use in nuclear military sites across the former USSR under contract with US DoE, DoD and IAEA
  • Designed security/safety Pilot system for Sandia National Laboratories BIO Non-Proliferation program domestically and internationally (BSL3 & BSL4)
  • Developed with Dept. of Treasury IT/Security departments the concept and implementation plan for nation-wide ePACS network for 700+ locations
  • Developed with Security and IT departments of three separate DoJ component agencies. nationwide networks for ePACS
  • Developed Training for PACS deployed in BIO Hazard sites under contract with DOE Sandia National Laboratories