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public policy issues.After Jay speaks, we're going to hear from three experts on information security andidentity verification, who will walk us through these nuts and bolts of age verificationissues.John Cardillo is the founder and CEO of Sentinel Tech Holding Corporation, a leader inthe online identity and background verification space. Sentinel recently introducedSentinel Safe, which is a sex offender detection tool. Sentinel Safe's first partner wasMySpace.com. John, incidentally, formerly served in the New York Police Department.Raye Croghan is the Vice President of IDology, another leading provider of identity andage verification solutions. At IDology, Raye is responsible for product development andshe is well known within the identity and age verification industry. She has held seniorpositions with Bank of America, U.S. Bank, First Data Corporation and Gartner Group.Jeff Schmidt is another noted information security expert and has spent time, over thepast three years, focusing on these issues as the founder and CEO of Authis, a Reston-based technology company. In his 15 year information security career, he has workedfor Microsoft, the Ohio State University and several other small technology companies.Jeff, incidentally, is also the founder and elected Director of the InfraGard NationalMembers Alliance, which is the private sector component of the FBI's InfraGardprogram. It was set up to provide information sharing between industry and governmenton matters of national security.Finally, we're going to hear form my friend, Tim Lordan, who is the Executive Director ofthe Internet Education Foundation, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated toeducating the public on matters of Internet safety and other Internet policy issues.Tim joined IEF in 1999 as the first permanent staff member and he assists Congressthrough the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Commission in educating policymakers on various Internet policy matters.I've asked Tim to be here today to talk about something that is equally important to thisdebate, which is the Internet safety component and other issues having to do with socialnetworking policy. Tim also helped develop what I think is one of the best, if not thevery best, online safety websites and resources, GetNetWise.org.With that, I'm going to turn to Jay and ask him to first address us and the panelists canfeel free to stay right there in their seats and we'll go from there.Jay?
Esq., Special Counsel to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper
Thank you, Adam. Thank you for inviting me and allowing me to share thethoughts of the Attorney General's Office on this important issue.