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September Member Bulletin

September 2021 Monthly Member Bulletin

US Executive Order: Strengthening Information Security with Key Encryption for Data at Rest

Webinar Highlighting Key Encryption’s Role in Securing Federal Agencies’ Data

The Secure Technology Alliance will hold a webinar, sponsored by Utimaco, that will delve into key encryption’s vital role in securing federal agencies’ data, implementation challenges and integration solutions.

The upcoming webinar, “U.S. Executive Order: Strengthening Information Security with Key Encryption for Data at Rest,” will be held on October 7, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. Registration details can be found here.

The following security industry speakers will share their expertise: Manish Upasani, Product Manager, Utimaco and Mark Azadpour, Sr. WW Security Workload Product Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Information and cybersecurity professionals in federal government and public sectors, and those responsible for the protection of critical data, are invited to attend the webcast to gain insights on:

  • Deconstructing key management challenges when encrypting data in complex IT environments
  • How key management solutions are in line with the federal mandate and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
  • Utilizing key encryption to implement a zero-trust information security framework on public cloud, on-premise and hybrid cloud

This webinar will illustrate how key management and encryption can be leveraged to create a zero-trust environment with speed, precision, and ease of management.

Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) Workshop: Moving Identification and Authentication Forward

The Alliance’s Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) workshop will be held on November 11th at the JW Marriot by the Galleria in Houston, Texas after the U.S. Payments Forum All-Member meeting. It will educate potential relying parties and accelerate mDL adoption through technical discussions and mDL technology demonstrations. Authentication and security experts will host in-depth sessions regarding the ongoing implementation and benefits of mDL, including:

  • An mDL technology overview
  • Key technical considerations involving fraud, privacy and certification
  • mDL early adoption, pilot programs and business cases
  • Moving mDL forward

Register for the workshop here.

Payments Summit

Secure Technology Alliance 2022 Payments Summit Announcement & Call for Speakers

The 14th Annual Payments Summit will be held February 28 – March 3, 2022, at the Little America Hotel in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration discounts are available until January 7, 2022. The Call for Speakers at the summit is open now.

For more details and to register, visit

Council Highlights

If you would like to participate in a Secure Technology Alliance Council, please contact Devon Rohrer, [email protected].  The full list of active Council projects is available on the Alliance members-only site.

Alliance Member Registration for U.S. Payments Forum Fall Member Meeting

Secure Technology Alliance members are invited to register for the U.S. Payments Forum Fall Member Meeting, which will take place November 9-10, 2021 in Houston, TX, co-located with the Alliance’s Mobile Driver’s License Workshop. It will feature valuable industry-driven roundtables, panels, and special interest groups. Virtual attendance options are available for those who cannot attend in person. Registration, the full agenda, and additional details can be found on the fall member meeting webpage.

Congratulations New Certificants


Nicholas Rodrigues, AMAG Technology, Inc.

Sam Tuttle, CertiPath Inc.

Michael Kern, Clear Cloud Solutions

Peter Sochacki, e.Norman Security Systems, Inc.

Jeffrey Brandon, Enterprise Security Inc.

Joshua Maroney, Enterprise Services LLC

Phillip Buckley, Probitas Technology

Mark Crisp, ProTech Security Inc.

Donald Fallis, Schiller Architectural Hardware

Douglas Nelson, Security Install Solutions, Inc.

Bradley Townsley, Security Install Solutions, Inc

Keiron Legg, Signet Technologies, Inc.

Sydney Mortiniera, Wycliffe Technologies



Terry Meier, Allegion

Brandon Welling, ASI (Allegiance Security Integration)

Dwayne M Pfeiffer, BruckEdwards, Inc.

Donald Hamilton, Department of Homeland Security

Brian Young, Hargis

Michael Margolis, Integrated Security Technologies, Inc.

Shawn Ruddo, Integrated Security Technologies, Inc.

Martin Hoffman, Johnson Controls

Duane Poliey, RedTop Group

Joe Barbone, RedTop Group

Brian Mann, SETEC

Rob Weaver, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions

Richard Case, System Engineering, Inc.

John Miranda, USAEO

Anthony Shields, Xator Corporation

Current Training and Exam Dates

The following dates have been announced for CSEIP and TSCIP training. Class sizes have been reduced to eight people per class due to COVID-19 health guidelines and safety concerns. As a result, classes are selling out faster than they have in the past, so we are advising organizations to make their reservations in advance of future security system contracts and installations.

  • CSEIP Certification Course, February 15-17, 2022
  • CSEIP Certification Course, March 8-10, 2022
  • CSEIP Certification Course, April 5-7, 2022
  • CSEIP Recertification Course, February 11, 2022
  • CSEIP Recertification Course, March 4, 2022
  • CSEIP Recertification Course, April 1, 2022
  • TSCIP Certification Course, March 11, 2022

Follow the Alliance on Social Media

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