International Cryptographic Module Conference 2019  

ICMC is an annual global event that gathers over 500 industry leaders and professionals in commercial cryptography. For the seventh annual International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC19) in Vancouver, the major theme and topic are growing emphasis on cryptographic certification by schemes in China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia. Leaders will also examine the cutting-edge post-quantum crypto work that is happening in Asia and other regions.

The conference also addresses the issue faced by the industry professionals who develop, specify, use, test, and produce cryptographic modules, with a special focus on standards such as FIPS 140-2, ISO/IEC 19790, and Common Criteria. ICMC reviews on some of the technical issues involved in the cryptographic implementation such as key management, embedded applications, physical security, quantum threats, validation programs, government policy, and more.

Key Speakers:

1)   Barry Fussell, Software technical leader of Cisco systems

2)   Jonathan Allin, Product manager or nCipher Security

3)   Tim Anderson, Sr. Technical Industry Specialist of AWS Security, Amazon

4)   Valerie Fenwick, Director of Software Engineering, Intel

5)   Will Ackerly, Founder of Virtru

6)   Bridget A. Walshe, Director Cryptographic Security and Systems Development of Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

7)   Chuck White, CTO of Fornetix

8)   Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer of Oracle

And much more!

Topic Highlights:

May 14, Tuesday   

Workshop on Automated Cryptographic Validation Protocol (ACVP)

Time: 1:30 PM


1) Christopher Celi, Computer Scientist of NIST;

2) Barry Fussell, Software Technical Leader of CISCO;

3) Stephan Mueller, Principal Consultant and Evaluator of atsec;

4) Philip Perricone, Software Engineer of Cisco;

5) Apostol Vassilev, Research Lead-STVM, Computer Security Division of NIST

May 15, Wednesday

FIPS 140-2 and the Cloud

Time: 10:30 AM

Speaker: Alan Halachmi, Sr. Manager, Solution Architecture of Amazon

Securing the Smart City: Architectural Considerations for CA and Remote Key Distribution

Time: 4:45 PM

Speaker: Adam Cason, Director of Product Marketing of Futurex

May 16, Thursday

Encryption Key Management – Understanding and Mitigating Your Risks

Time: 1:30 PM

Speaker: Bruce Rich, Cryptosoft Fellow and Principal Engineer of Cryptosoft

 eIDAS: Will Common Criteria Replace FIPS 140-2?

Time: 4:00 PM


1) Arnold Abromeit, Senior Security Consultant/Evaluator of TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH (TÜViT);

2) Jonathan Allin, Product Manager of nCipher Security;

3) Dieter Bong, Product Manager of Utimaco;

4) Graham Costa, Security and Certification Manager of Gemalto.

May 17, Friday

Back to the Cryptography Future

Time: 10:00 AM

Speaker: Bridget A. Walshe, Director Cryptographic Security and Systems Development of Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, Canada

ISO/IEC 19790 Updates

Time: 10:30 AM


1) Michael Cooper, IT Specialist of NIST;

2) Fiona Pattinson, Vice President of atsec

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