Clare Nelson

Clare’s security, identity, and privacy career spans more than 20 years. Her middle name is authentication, and she loves all things identity. She forges identity solution roadmaps and tracks emerging technologies, especially in light of GDPR and PSD2. She recently evaluated 200+ authentication vendors, resulting in the successful acquisition of one. Her crypto passion is the application of Zero-Knowledge Proof.

Clare’s early technical background includes software development of encrypted TCP/IP variants for NSA. She has held leadership positions in product management, marketing, and technology for companies including DEC, EMC2, Dell, Novell, and TeaLeaf Technology (IBM).

Clare is a co-founder of the mentoring organization, C1ph3r_Qu33ns. She headed ClearMark Consulting for 14 years. She is currently Director, Office of the CTO at AllClear ID.

She is a sought-after keynote speaker and author. Clare’s journal publications include Multi-Factor Authentication: What to Look For; plus Security Metrics: An Overview. She has delivered papers and talks at Cloud Identity Summit, AppSec USA, HackFormers, BSides, 2015 FTC Panel, LASCON, ISSA, InfraGard, and Fortune 500 financial services organizations. She was recently a guest speaker for the BioMetAuth podcast.

She has a B.S. in Mathematics from Tufts University, and is a lifelong fitness enthusiast.

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