Exponent-led Consortium Awarded Cyber Security Grant

             Exponent-led Consortium Awarded Cyber Security Grant

PR Newswire

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:
EXPO) today announced that an Exponent-led consortium has been awarded a
National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) grant as part
of the US Government's cyber security initiative. The vision of the
initiative is to ensure that individuals and organizations use secure,
efficient, cost-effective, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity credentials
to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy,
choice, and innovation. This grant was one of five selected from a
competitive field of approximately 70 consortium proposals.


The Exponent-led consortium includes three key members. Exponent, the program
prime, is responsible for program management, engineering consulting and
interoperability testing and evaluation; Gemalto, a worldwide leader in
digital security solutions, will provide smart and secure credentials; and HID
Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will contribute
device provisioning, authentication identity proofing, and client middleware.
The consortium will also engage Experian Corp., a leading global information
services company, as well as other cyber security thought leaders from
academia and industry. The consortium will also include three relying parties
as pilot partners: a large federal agency, a medical facility, and a leading
social media company. In cooperation with these partners, pilot projects will
demonstrate how the team's system can enable a range of use cases, including
secure access to federal information technology resources, convenient and
secure access to electronic medical records, and enhanced security and privacy
for social media usage. The team's system incorporates a variety of form
factors and enables convenient attribute verification over secure data flows,
including encrypted contactless interfaces.Solutions will be derived from
existing and emerging open standards designed to yield an interoperable system
that is widely deployable and conducive to participation by a wide variety of
solution providers and relying parties.

About Exponent
Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm providing solutions
to complex problems. Exponent's multidisciplinary organization of scientists,
physicians, engineers, and business consultants brings together more than 90
technical disciplines to address complicated issues facing industry and
government today. The firm has been best known for analyzing accidents and
failures to determine their causes, but in recent years it has become more
active in assisting clients with human health, environmental and engineering
issues associated with new products to help prevent problems in the future.

Exponent may be reached at (888) 656-EXPO, info@exponent.com or

SOURCE Exponent, Inc.

Website: http://www.exponent.com
Contact: Dr. Angela Meyer, Exponent, Inc., (888) 656-EXPO, ameyer@exponent.com
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