COVID-19: A Message from the Secure Technology Alliance
The coronavirus is exacting a heavy toll on businesses and individuals, disrupting plans and creating challenges for everyone in dealing with changing priorities, reduced staff and budgets, and different working environments. We hope that you are healthy, as are family members, friends, and colleagues.
Alliance Events and Training
The health and safety of our members is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution about how the COVID-19 virus will impact government and business, we rescheduled the Securing Federal Identity Conference that was planned for June to a new date, September 16-17, 2020. We will post updates if other decisions are made that affect the date of the event.
Our CSCIP, CSEIP and TSCIP training and certification programs have been suspended since they are based on in-person classroom training. Our online-only CSEIP re-certification classes continue.
Additional information about events and training programs will be posted as the country emerges from the crisis.
Alliance Industry Councils and Other Member Activities
The Secure Technology Alliance is continuing our industry council projects and initiatives, which have always been managed through remote web conferencing. The Identity Council mobile driver’s license (mDL) project team recently released a white paper and is holding a series of webinars to provide education to the industry and discuss implementation considerations for this important new identity verification technology. Our Payments Council, Transportation Council, and Access Control Council have active projects and continue meeting regularly to collaborate on new resources to accelerate the adoption of new mobility and security technologies in those markets. We sincerely appreciate the commitment of our members in continuing their contributions to important industry initiatives.
If you have any interest in learning more about our projects we would be delighted to hear from you. If your work hours are less fully scheduled due to changes in your business responsibilities or travel commitments, you may find these council activities beneficial; we would welcome your participation! Please also let us know if you have suggestions for other activities that you feel are critical to the industry in these challenging times.
The Secure Technology Alliance staff – from New Jersey to California – has always worked from a remote environment. The staff continues to provide support for Alliance activities while working in their safe home office environment and are able to remain healthy, productive, and sheltered-in-place as per state orders.
The entire staff sends our best wishes to you for continued health and safety during this unprecedented time. If you should have any questions or want to discuss any matter, please feel free to contact Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director at [email protected], or Cathy Medich, Director of Strategic Programs at [email protected].