DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrust Inc., a global leader in securing digital identities and information, today addressed attendees of the West Virginia Broadband 2013 Summit at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, W.Va. Entrust senior vice president Dave Rockvam discussed today's threat landscapes, the increasing dependence and growth of digital identities, and what small- and medium-sized business can do to strengthen identity-based security.
"Advanced threats grow more sophisticated each day, and their No. 1 objective is to illegally obtain digital identities to perpetuate fraud, theft and other illegal activity," said Rockvam. "The first step in defending against these threats is to implement a strong authentication platform to issue, manage and authenticate sensitive digital identities. Organizations may then complement this strategy with the convenience and power of mobile devices, which help thwart attacks via strong authentication, desktop malware protection, mobile smart credentials and transaction-signing."
The summit's keynote speakers included U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Google vice president Mohammad Gawdat. Experts from other industry leaders and government agencies also participated as speakers and panelists to examine the state of progress made and future plans of West Virginia's communications infrastructure.
"As a standard security tactic, businesses of any size should use practicality during installation, maintaining updates and removing unused software," added Rockvam.
The West Virginia Broadband 2013 Summit combines dynamic keynote speakers with panel discussions from leading telecommunications industry executives and senior government officials on broadband deployment. The summit focuses on how access to broadband continues to change every aspect of our lives — from how we teach children, find jobs, access healthcare and other services, to growing business and protecting communities.
The summit is hosted by the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation (DRWV), a private, non-profit organization created by Senator Jay Rockefeller to diversify West Virginia's economic portfolio and give existing industries the tools they need to be competitive in the global economy. The foundation has crafted a focused economic development agenda that has evolved over the past decade to bring new resources, ideas and opportunities to the state's economic development efforts.
Since joining the company more than 15 years ago, Rockvam has served as a cybersecurity speaker for respected financial conferences, including the ROTH Annual OC Growth Stock Conference, CISO Summit, Kaufman Brothers Annual Communications, Media & Technology Conference, amongst others. During his time as vice president of corporate development, Entrust was taken private by equity firm Thoma Bravo in July 2009. In addition to his role as CMO, Rockvam leads the company's Entrust Certificate Services division, which provides digital certificate offerings and services, including SSL certificates.
Entrust's flagship solution, the Entrust IdentityGuard software authentication platform provides more than a simple one-step means of protecting the world's largest and most respected enterprises, governments and financial institutions. The award-winning platform enables identity-based security to safeguard access to sensitive information and intellectual property for employees, partners and customers.
The solution enables security-conscious organizations to issue, manage and authenticate identities to safeguard physical, logical, mobile and cloud access. Entrust IdentityGuard integrates with today's leading mobile platforms and is extensible for future requirements.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.entrust.com.
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