The Elimination of User Name and Passwords – Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

This will be an education on how the Department of Defense (DoD) created a program to Secure Communication and ultimately eliminate Username & Password. In this discussion, we will break down the following:

1. The origins of PKI
2. What is PKI?
3. How does PKI work?
4. Why is PKI so important in today’s digital age?
5. What are common challenges that PKI solves?
6. Is K-12 a good use case for PKI?
7. The permanent elimination of Username and Password

Presenter Bio

Jason Holloway has 30 years of Information Technology background with strong emphasis on Cybersecurity, Processes & Methodology, and Business Continuity. Mr. Holloway began his professional carrier in the United States Air Force where he was first enlisted, achieving the rank of non-commissioned officer of staff sergeant. While serving full-time, he earned a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics, a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science, and a masters in Computer Science. He was then accepted to officers training school and completed pilot training where he was assigned to AC-130 Gunships for close air support of ground troops.

After his honorable discharge, Mr. Holloway pursued a carrier in Information Technology in which he became an International Organization for Standardization (ISO-9003) Internal Auditor as well as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Auditor where he assisted in certifying organizations in advanced Processes and Methodologies. Mr. Holloway was then recruited by Linus Torvalds and Eric Bravick to be the CEO of Networked Knowledge Systems (NKS), a Linux Managed Security Services deploying firewalls and intrusion detection systems to large corporations such as IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, financial institutions, health care and K-12 schools. Mr. Holloway then co-founded and the was the President & CEO of a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) called Nexcentri. Nexcentri was designed to be a collaboration hub for all of the small to mid-size credit unions for Cybersecurity, Product Development, and other related IT MSP related services. Nexcentri successfully provided products, services, and solutions to 27% of the industry.

January 19 @ 14:00
2:00 pm — 2:50 pm (50′)

Jason Holloway