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Entrust PKI Expert Addresses eGovernment Agencies, Border Security Leaders at ICAO Seminar in Brazil

DALLAS, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust, Inc. Advanced Security Technologies Principal Sharon Boeyen will address attendees of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Seminar on MRTDs, Biometrics and Border Security April 19, 9 a.m. local time at the Itamaraty Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Boeyen’s presentation, “Trust Management: National PKI Deployment and International Trust,” will discuss the role of PKI in electronic machine-readable travel document (eMRTD) applications, national deployment and steps to building international trust.

A leader in government security solutions — and currently safeguarding the top 13 eGovernments in the world —  Entrust also will deliver a sponsor presentation highlighting its award-winning Entrust ePassport technology, as well as security solutions for eID, PKI and Entrust Managed Services PKI offering Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. April 18.

The ICAO seminar will explore current and emerging ICAO MRTD specifications, identity management best practices and related border security issues with particular reference to the Americas region. The event addresses, in detail, the advantages and challenges of using biometric data in travel documents; points of importance with regard to implementing electronic passports; technical specifications; procurement issues; reading ePassports at the borders; and the role of the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) in achieving robust global security.

Sharon Boeyen is a globally recognized expert in PKI as well as other security and directory technologies. She has been an active participant in the X.509 PKI standard since its inception in 1987 and has served as the chair of that group, as well as editor of the standard.

Boeyen is also a co-author of RFC 5280 (the primary PKI standard in the IETF) and has been an active participant in the eMRTD standards activity since 2007. As a member of the editing group restructuring 9303, Boeyen is responsible for the PKI components of the next edition. At Entrust, her expertise is used to guide product and service developments and support the business teams helping customers deploy PKI technologies.

About ICAO

ICAO develops specifications for passports, visas and ID cards used for travel, to ensure interoperability, promote enhanced facilitation, increase confidence in the reliability of travel documents, and contribute to national and international security. ICAO-compliant secure travel documents and a robust identity management regime are powerful tools in preventing and combating terrorism and serious transnational crime. However, remaining weaknesses in identity management or travel document security flaws tend to be exploited by terrorists and criminals worldwide and present a weak link in global efforts to ensure security, stability, good governance and the rule of law.

About Entrust

A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers governments, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 5,000 organizations spanning 85 countries. Entrust’s award-winning software authentication platforms manage today’s most secure identity credentials, addressing customer pain points for cloud and mobile security, physical and logical access, citizen eID initiatives, certificate management and SSL. For more information about Entrust products and services, call 888-690-2424, email entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com.

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