Proof of Concept: A New Era for Digital Identity?

Also: CISA's 18% Budget Increase; Software Bill of Materials Challenges
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Tom Field, Grant Schneider and Jeremy Grant

In the latest "Proof of Concept," Grant Schneider and Jeremy Grant of Venable join editors at Information Security Media Group to discuss progress being made at the U.S. federal level in developing legislation around digital identity, the significance of an 18% increase in funding for CISA in fiscal year 2023 and the challenges of expanding the use of software bills of materials.

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Anna Delaney, director, productions; Tom Field, vice president, editorial; Grant Schneider, senior director for cyber security services, Venable; and Jeremy Grant, managing director of technology business strategy, Venable, discuss:

  • Progress at the U.S. federal level on improving the Digital Identity Act of 2020;
  • The significance of increased funding proposed by the White House that allocates $2.5 billion for CISA for fiscal year 2023, an 18% - or $377 million - increase over what was requested in fiscal year 2022;
  • Progress and challenges around developing and advancing the software bill of materials or SBOM.

Prior to joining Venable, Schneider served as the U.S. deputy federal CISO and the U.S. federal CISO and as senior director for cybersecurity policy on the White House National Security Council. Before that, he served for seven years as chief information officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Grant was the founding leader of the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and senior executive adviser for identity management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He led the White House’s initiative to catalyze a marketplace of secure, easy-to-use, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services through government and private sector partnerships.

"Proof of Concept" runs semimonthly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the May 23 edition on how we can improve industry collaboration and the June 22 edition on the corporate risk of using social media.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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