Cygnacom Experts Headline International Cryptographic Module Conference 2019

Press Release from CygnaCom Solutions

MCLEAN, Va., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cygnacom (, a global vanguard in cybersecurity consulting, will headline the seventh annual International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC19), May 14-17 in Vancouver, Canada, delivering two featured presentations, as well as the event's closing remarks.

Nithya Rachamadugu, Cygnacom Senior Director, will moderate the "FIPS and Common Criteria: Symbiotic Certifications" panel on Friday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. Rachamadugu, who heads up Cygnacom's government-accredited FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria labs, will lead a discussion on the artifacts reuse within the security certifications. Rachamadugu will also deliver the event's closing remarks, Friday, May 17 at 3 p.m.

Cygnacom Security QA Engineer, Abdullah Abubshait, will present "Certificate Maintenance: 3Sub vs. 5Sub" Wednesday, May 15 at 3:45 p.m. Abubshait will outline the difference between security-related and non-security-related changes, and provide a baseline for determining whether security-related changes require a modified module to be submitted under scenario 5 (full submission) or the less time- and cost-intensive scenario 3 under current IG G8 regulations.

Cygnacom Senior Security QA Engineer, Jonathan Smith, will defend his Crypto Championship for the second year at the Crypto Jeopardy Game show on Thursday, May 16 at 5 p.m.

Attendees can also visit Cygnacom booth #304 in the exhibition hall, where the full roster of Cygnacom experts will be answering certification questions and providing one-on-one cybersecurity consultations. As a featured exhibitor at ICMC19, the Cygnacom booth will be open during designated breaks on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15-16, as well as during the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening.

"Cygnacom is proud to join more than 500 cryptography leaders from over 25 countries in fostering an organized community focused on advanced global cybersecurity," said Peter Bello, president of Cygnacom. "We are honored that our experts have been chosen by their peers to share unique insights at ICMC19."

As the leading annual event for global expertise in commercial cryptography, ICMC19 will address the unique challenges faced by those who develop, produce, test, specify and use cryptographic modules — with a strong focus on standards such as FIPS 140-2, ISO/IEC 19790, and Common Criteria.

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About Cygnacom
Cygnacom's legacy of leadership began in 1994, providing information security services and cryptographic solutions. The firm specialized in emerging Public Key Infrastructure technologies and designing and implementing some of the first PKI solutions for U.S. government and commercial clients. In 1994, Cygnacom partnered with Entrust, Inc. to provide professional services to support U.S. Federal, State and U.S.-based commercial PKI clients. In 2000, Cygnacom became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Entrust. In 2014, Entrust was acquired by Datacard, Inc. The parent company now operates as Entrust Datacard and Cygnacom continues to support its team, U.S. Federal customers and commercial customers with state-of-the-art information and cryptographic solutions in the challenging world of the 21st century.

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