Director of Government Authentication, Symantec CorporationNicholas Piazzola is Sr. Director of Government Authentication Solutions in the VeriSign Authentication business unit acquired by Symantec™ in August 2010. Piazzola joined VeriSign in December 1996 and started VeriSign's Federal government business unit. He subsequently established VeriSign as a leading provider of managed PKI services for Federal departments and agencies. Prior to joining VeriSign, he was with the National Security Agency for over 28 years. He held a variety of positions in research and development of information security products and services including Chief of the Network Security Group and Chief of the INFOSEC Research and Technology Group. He also led NSA's highly successful STU-III secure telephone initiative.