As data collection efforts and the need to possess online credentials both improve and increase, many individuals grow more concerned about privacy issues. One worry is that medical information may be accessed by potential employers or insurance companies and affect job prospects as well as coverage rates. 

This will be one of the many issues addressed at the 12th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference schedule for Oct. 15 – 16 in Washington, D.C. This year's event is focusing on healthcare ID and creating secure electronic medical records. As the United States encourages medical providers to switch to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) through "meaningful use" incentives, hospitals and their patients must consider the best way to implement these changes without affecting privacy or ease of use. 

The conference will expand beyond the healthcare field to address some of the issues affecting government ID management and the technology that can improve it, as well as current market demands for improved authentication methods. 

​SecureKey scheduled for speaking sessions
SecureKey will be holding a number of presentations throughout the event, dealing primarily with government ID management.

Interested parties can participate in Vice President of Solutions Engineering Christian Ali's workshop, "Identity Ecosystem Uses Cases – Government-to-Citizen Services." This session will discuss the role of citizen credentials within the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace's (NSTIC's) identity environment and how to maintain user privacy, as well as the various technologies that encourage better identity management. 

Scott Lowry, general manager for U.S. Public Sector, will be holding a joint keynote speech with Doug Glair, manager of digital partnerships and alliances at the United States Postal Service. They will discuss the USPS pilot program for the Federal Cloud Credentialing Exchange (FCCX) that is currently in development. 

Hugh Cumming, executive vice president of technology and operations, will be among the panelists leading a roundtable discussion entitled "Form Factor and Functionality: How Do Various Digital Identity Models Compare for Security, Scalability, Privacy and customer Readiness." 

Rounding out SecureKey's presenters will be Andre Boysen, executive vice president of marketing. Boysen will lead a track session on "International ID Security Use Cases." 

More information on the event can be found at https://www.cvent.com/events/12th-annual-smart-card-alliance-government-conference/event-summary-8d7653d6503e41eabb9d0fd29fd7e1bb.aspx. Attendees will also have access to the User-Centric ID Live Conference and Expo running concurrently with the Smart Card Alliance Government Conference.