Mark Allen

Mark Allen

General Manager, Premises


Mark Allen has been with Identiv since 2003 and was appointed general manager, premises in 2016. He has more than 29 years of practical experience in technology at startups and public companies, ranging from programming, software development and engineering to business development, research and development and operations. Prior to joining Identiv, Allen was founder and president of Preferred Business Solutions Inc. from 1999 to 2003. Prior to Preferred Business Solutions, he served as vice president of engineering at Access 360 from 1994 to 1999. His previous positions also include software development manager at the Orange County Register and lead programmer analyst at Security Pacific Financial Service.


How Realistic Is FedRamp for Cloud-Based Security Systems?

Wednesday, June 9th

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) aims to ensure agency data is consistently highly secured in the cloud – but is it a realistic requirement for physical access control systems (PACS) hosted and managed by a commercial vendor? This expert panel will discuss the options physical security specialists have in moving on-premises servers and clients to a FedRAMP-approved cloud model. We will cover edge devices managing electronic access control points in federal OCIO organizations; potential issues collecting access control data, reports or other personally identifiable information outside of on-premises electronic security systems; and the recommended level of security for any FedRAMP submission. We will also explore which cloud providers currently have FedRAMP-enabled PACS, which support FICAM capabilities with PIV cards and what new set of specifications FedRAMP will require to be listed on the GSA Approved Products List.