The world of commerce and government has changed drastically in the past few years. Individuals once needed to keep track of their email password, PIN and perhaps a few other details. Now they must manage multiple accounts and credentials, such as online banking authentication, a smartphone entry key and the login details for all of the e-commerce sites that they purchase items from.

Because of the added complexity and security problems in the new digital landscape, user-based identity management is becoming an increasingly attractive option for businesses and consumers. The User-Centric ID Live conference scheduled for Oct. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. will address how this kind of system can benefit the private and public sector, as well as the technologies and models involved in creating a user-centric identity ecosystem.

With a potentially $11.9 billion Identity and Access Management market anticipated by experts, professionals will want to hear from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) and other industry professionals as they detail how user-based ID and privacy issues have progressed so far and how they are expected to develop.

SecureKey Technologies will be among the companies providing their insight and advice about the growing user-centric identity, and Andre Boysen, EVP of marketing at SecureKey, will be among those presenting as he discusses the Canadian government's expansion of a federated identity system and how it creates a more simple, secure and private way for citizens to engage with public programs online.

More information on the event can be found at https://www.ucentricid.com.