Jeff Nigriny

Jeff Nigriny



Jeff Nigriny’s 18+ years in the IT industry has been focused primarily in Information Security. He served 9 years as the CSO of a major Aerospace and Defense IT provider where he amassed a broad base of hands-on information systems expertise including: IT management, computer security, secure systems architecture, secure application design, systems security auditing, risk analysis/mitigation, network engineering, technical project management, and software development.

In 2004 he founded CertiPath to address the evolving importance of identity systems and their role in enterprise-class information security. In his role as President, Mr. Nigriny focuses primarily on what mechanisms and policies must be in place to create overall protection and how those mechanisms can be judged effective and policies consistently enforced in the eyes of governments and corporate systems alike. Mr. Nigriny is one of only a small number people in the world to have a truly international understanding of identity in both logical and physical security. As a thought leader for the identity industry, he is a frequent lecturer at security and industry conferences and symposiums averaging seven conferences per year for the past decade.

Since 2010, Mr. Nigriny has worked to address an issue that has hampered the proliferation of digital identities for many years, the predictable allocation of liability in the issuance of digital identity credentials by third party providers. Mr. Nigriny co-wrote an article on the subject published in “Jurimetrics”, the law review of Arizona State University’s law college. He then went on to author the nation’s first digital identity legislation which was passed into law by the Commonwealth of Virginia in early 2015.


OMB’s New Cybersecurity and Identity Policy: Impact on Federal Physical Access Control Systems (PACS)

Wednesday, June 27th
The technology that manages credentials for federal workers and controls access to federal facilities and computer networks is critical to cybersecurity and national security. Physical access is the last remaining great challenge in bringing strong authentication to the Federal enterprise.  This panel will examine these challenges within six different aspects of PACS implementation, and how industry and the federal government can work together under a new set of federal policies under development to help address them.