HERNDON, Va., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, February 24th, 2011 the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) united top players in the international defense community at the annual US Secure Collaboration and Interoperability Conference and Expo in Washington, DC. In support of TSCP's mission, attendees had first-hand insight on testing and deployment of production-ready specifications for secure information sharing on a global scale.
The blistering pace of technology advancements and the rise of cybercriminal activity have made it increasingly difficult to mitigate the risks of compliance, complexity and cost inherent in aerospace and defense (A&D). TSCP is the global, government-industry consortium committed to solving these intractable problems by enabling and maintaining an open, standards-based framework for secure collaboration and assured information sharing between government and industry partners.
"TSCP has delivered tremendous value to our organization by helping set the standards that secure and streamline the way we communicate and collaborate with our partners," said Philippe Laflandre, TSCP Chairman. "From high-assurance identity management to mitigating risk, the conference will explore several new innovative technology solutions and approaches that will shape the future of secure collaboration."
At the conference, TSCP members demonstrated and discussed existing and future secure collaboration capabilities. Key panel discussions included:
- Document Labeling / Document Control Panel: Digital labeling with document access policy enforcement hinges on an access control system that understands document labels and can access information about user permissions to deliver precise control over sensitive information. Representatives from Boldon James, Deep-Secure, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and TITUS discussed how document labeling enables interoperability across organizations and simplifies the user experience through a common labeling framework. E-mail, file storage, and document authoring tools, among others, can all use the framework.
- Cloud Computing Risks (Data Protection) Panel: Hybrid environments that leverage cloud services and on-premise applications require particular attention on data protection and identity and access control due to recent government directives and requirements. Representatives from Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, NASA, CA and Microsoft explored current on premises practices for identity, access control, and data protection and highlight how these practices might change in a hybrid environment.
- DoD CAC, Fed PIV and non-Fed issuer PIV-I Real Interoperability Panel: HSPD-12 requires agencies to follow specific technical standards and business processes for the issuance and routine use of Federal Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smartcard credentials. This keynote panel, including representatives from FEMA, Northrop Grumman, CertiPath and the Governor's Office of Commonwealth Preparedness, Virginia, discussed OMB M-11-11, specific benefits of standardized, interoperable credentials for secure access to federal facilities and disaster response sites and strategies for enhancing security, increasing government efficiency, reducing identity fraud, and protecting personal privacy.
"We had an incredible line up of informative panels and interesting interactive demonstrations," said JP Calderon, Membership Director for TSCP. "The event created an opportunity to showcase some of the latest tools developed to combat the Advanced Persistent Threat and provided attendees with first-hand insight into the TSCP specifications for secure collaboration."
For information on TSCP's Secure Collaboration and Interoperability Conference please call JP Calderon.
TSCP is the only global government-industry partnership specifically focused on designing solutions to address the most critical issues facing the A&D industry: mitigating the compliance, complexity, cost and IT security risks inherent in large-scale, multi-national collaborative programs. TSCP was founded in 2002, and has delivered several specifications and guidance documents on securing A&D supply chain data. The group today focuses on identity federation policies and governance. TSCP is open to government organizations, prime contractors, integrators, suppliers and member trade groups. For more information, please visit www.tscp.org.
SOURCE Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program