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Matthew Hartzler, Arthur L. Johnson High School senior, recently earned a merit scholarship with a value of $30,000 per year through the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Program. The Rensselaer scholarship is awarded to outstanding math and science students. 

Matthew Hartzler, Arthur L. Johnson High School senior and scholarship recipient. (Photo: ~Courtesy of Clark Public School District)

According to Rensselaer, a university based in Troy, New York, the medal was ”first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology.”

School Counselor Molly Cusick stated, “Matt is a very hard-working student that always looks to take on new challenges, both academically

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How Digital Identity Technology Can Help Prepare Us For More ‘Unprecedented Times’

Stephen Ritter is Chief Technology Officer at Mitek, a global leader in mobile deposit and digital identity verification solutions.

If future civilizations wanted to study 2020, surely one “historical artifact” they would examine would be the viral supercut of Covid-19 commercials. As most of us have heard repeated ad nauseam, the phrase “these unprecedented times” highlights just how unpredictable the events of 2020 have been.

Among the many unforeseen challenges was the need to provide urgent, widescale access to services via digital channels. Millions faced a dire and immediate need for government assistance and the ability to quickly open new bank accounts or to find new employment virtually. At the same time, companies and municipalities were often delayed in providing for those needs due to a lack of quick onboarding solutions.

As we look back on the year, we must prepare for the next unprecedented moment in history,

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Ping Identity Announces Winners of the 2020 Identity Excellence Awards

Leading enterprises across the financial services, insurance, biotech and retail industries recognized for achievements in identity security

Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, today announced the winners of the 2020 Identity Excellence Awards, a program that honors Ping Identity customers that are pioneering innovation and excellence in identity security. The recipients were awarded at Ping Identity’s first-ever virtual IDENTIFY conference.

“At Ping Identity, our customers are at the heart of everything we do,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “We’re proud of our partnerships with these organizations and value their leadership in prioritizing best-in-class identity security that provides streamlined and simplistic user experiences.”

CEO’s Choice Award
Winner: Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster was recognized for modernizing its homegrown customer authentication and authorization environment. Ticketmaster faced distinct requirements for volume, scalability and security, yet has excelled at meeting these demands without compromising on customer experience.

Identity Innovation Champion

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Hitachi ID’s New Executive Leadership Modernizes Digital Identity and Access

Leadership team to accelerate secure outcomes against common vulnerabilities and threats for customers

Hitachi ID today announced new executive leadership appointed to modernize how Hitachi ID delivers identity and access to Fortune 5000 companies around the world. With the rising cost of data breaches and interest in protecting its own environments globally, Hitachi, Ltd. completed acquisition of Hitachi ID in early 2020 and appointed Chief Executive Officer Kevin Nix to accelerate secure outcomes for customers against common digital identity and access vulnerabilities and threats.

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Newly appointed CEO of Hitachi ID, Kevin Nix (Photo: Business Wire)

Kevin joined Hitachi Vantara in 2019 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, after more than 30 years in Enterprise Software and SaaS Solutions. Kevin has successfully founded and sold three SaaS startups in the mobile, customer engagement and predictive analytics space. He co-founded SkyData

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Digital identity checks to be expanded under $800m new-technology budget package



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The Morrison government will expand the use of digital identity checks when businesses and individuals access services online, as part of an $800m package in next week’s budget to increase the take-up of new technologies.

As the government puts the finishing touches on its delayed budget, which is expected to foreshadow a deficit north of $200bn and ongoing high unemployment, the Coalition is rolling out a series of announcements that it says are designed to get the economy moving again.

But the government is coming under pressure for reducing the rate of jobkeeper and jobseeker payments over the past few days, with Labor accusing Scott Morrison of “mishandling this worst recession in almost a century” by cutting economic support “without a proper jobs plan to replace it”.



a circuit board: Digital identity scanner


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Digital identity scanner

The biggest chunk of new funding in the

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Jumio Named a Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Attribution for Third Consecutive Year

Report expects that by 2022, 80% of organizations will use document-centric identity proofing as part of their onboarding workflows, an increase from approximately 30% today

Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Representative Vendor in the latest Gartner “Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Attribution,”1 published on September 11, 2020.

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Citing the Report’s Criteria on Representative Vendor Selection:

Jumio was named as a Representative Vendor among several other identity proofing and corroboration providers. “The listed vendors represent what’s core in the market, what extends it and what will transform it,” stated the Market Guide.

Vendors were selected on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:

  • Vendors offering capabilities that support identity proofing in ways that are unique,

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Semperis Announces Speaker Lineup for Hybrid Identity Protection 2020 Virtual Conference

Hear from Cybersecurity Experts, Microsoft MVPs, and Global 500 Companies, All Working to Solve Complex Identity Management Challenges

Semperis, the leader in identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, today announced its keynote lineup for Hybrid Identity Protection 2020, taking place virtually October 20-21 and 27-28. Acclaimed speakers include award-winning senior writer at WIRED and author of the book, “Sandworm,” Andy Greenberg, Partner Director of Identity Security at Microsoft, Alex Weinert, world-renowned hacker, Chris Roberts, and many other cybersecurity luminaries.

“We started the Hybrid Identity Protection conference back in 2016 with the mission to facilitate expert collaboration and knowledge sharing in the identity world,” said Semperis CEO Mickey Bresman. “Today, HIP is a thriving community of practitioners charged with defending cross-cloud and hybrid environments. This year, the HIP conference is fully digital and free, with technical workshops spread across four days. You’ll hear from cybersecurity authorities and peers working every day to

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