Nevada-based Identity verification specialist Socure has announced that Brendan Peter will be joining its team as Vice President of Government Relations.
Peter’s responsibilities will include working together with various government stakeholders to help with the implementation of strong foundational policies that support the growing demand for comprehensive identity proofing and verification practices that place continued emphasis on a reduction of friction and fraud, without sacrificing high privacy standards.
“As the market leader in identity verification on the commercial side, there isn’t a company better positioned to help the public sector onboard citizens while solving fraud and building trust,” said Peter. “I look forward to promoting Socure as the partner of choice for government agencies who are increasingly faced with identity challenges and fraud problems.”
Peter’s career in the identity and verification industry spans 25 years and includes his role as Head of U.S. Government Relations for advanced storage technologies company Seagate Technology, as well a role as Vice President of Government Relations for biometrics and identity giant IDEMIA.
To lay the groundwork for his task of working with government stakeholders, his role will initially be to focus on the public sector to bring inclusive access to government services and benefits, and to spearhead policy engagement and counsel in other markets such as online gaming, crypto, and e-commerce marketplaces.
“I’m excited to bring another industry veteran and long-time colleague in to partner with me to help policymakers and program managers understand the level of expertise that Socure brings to the table and accelerate the adoption of identity verification solutions that drive equity and access for all,” said Matt Thompson, Socure’s General Manager of Public Sector Solutions.
The news of Peter’s appointment arrives following an announcement earlier this week that Socure’s identity verification technology obtained the coveted NIST Identity Assurance Level 2 certification, meaning it is compliant with NIST’s latest SP 800-63-3 requirements.