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BIO-key to sponsor and participate in the National Association 2021

WALL, NJ, October 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Identity-Linked Biometrics (IBB) solutions, will participate and serve as a Bronze Sponsor of the 2021 National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) Annual Conference, taking place October 10-13 in Seattle, WA. BIO-key participates as a proud corporate member of NASCIO, which promotes excellence in government through leadership in quality business practices, information management and technology.

The NASCIO annual conference comes at a time when the government sector faces a plethora of cybersecurity threats, including ransomware, business email compromise, phishing, and data breaches. With many state governments still ill-prepared for the relentless onslaught of attacks, cybersecurity is the biggest concern. This concern is evident in the top ten NASCIO State IOC Policy and Technology Priorities for 2021, which places cybersecurity and risk management at the forefront of strategic, policy and management concerns. management process, and IAM as one of the top three priorities for technologies. , applications and tools.

As a Bronze Sponsor, BIO-key looks forward to the opportunity to network and learn about various topics within state government, including the evolution of cybersecurity and the sharing of information about their solutions. Flexible IAMs, such as their award-winning PortalGuard IDaaS platform. PortalGuard IDaaS platform is a comprehensive Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution that offers over 16 authentication options for multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO) and password reset Self-Service Passcode (SSPR) and BIO Biometric solutions linked to the unique identity of -key. BIO-key’s identity biometrics fills important user experience gaps in traditional MFA solutions by positively and conveniently identifying users, not just their device. This event brings together the public and private sectors to improve states’ cyber resilience and defend critical infrastructure against ransomware and other debilitating cyber attacks.

“We are proud to sponsor the NASCIO annual conference this year,” said Kimberly Johnson, vice president of products, BIO-key. “The challenges of cybersecurity and IAM are prevalent in state agencies, which are historically understaffed and often lack cybersecurity expertise and technical support. We look forward to connecting with state CIOs and their teams to share cybersecurity best practices and discuss flexible and affordable solutions for their unique challenges.

For more information on the NASCIO Annual Conference, please visit the conference website. For more information on BIO-key’s IAM solutions for the public sector, please visit the BIO-key website.

About BIO-key International, Inc. (
BIO-key has more than two decades of expertise in providing authentication technologies for thousands of organizations and millions of users and is revolutionizing authentication with multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) solutions and biometric, including its PortalGuard IAM solution, which provides convenient and secure access to high-value devices, information, applications and transactions. BIO-key’s patented software and hardware solutions with industry-leading biometric capabilities enable large-scale on-premises and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions as well as customized enterprise and cloud solutions.

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