Dr. R. Bruce Reeves
CEO – The AssureTec Companies
Speaks at ID WORLD on Privacy & Data Protection
R. Bruce Reeves, Ph.D. serves as CEO and Chairman of the AssureTec Companies (Manchester, NH), a leading supplier of automated forensic screening and authentication technology for identity documents. He holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Reeves started his high-tech business career with General Electric Company and has spent the balance of his career in managing early stage ventures. Prior to founding Assuretec in 2001, Dr. Reeves was CEO of a publicly traded biotechnology company.
“THE ROLE OF PRIVACY IN MANAGING ID INFORMATION SILOS”
Logical and well established privacy protocols exist for issuing credentials under new FIPS 201 requirements in both the US and abroad. As a result numerous information silos have developed which contain the most private identifiers and confidential information about individuals. Within an organization, an industry or within governments, cross-silo access to confirm enrollment information residing within a particular silo or across several silos is both common and necessary, yet established public key protocols do not yet exist. As a result, an enrolled party in one secure silo is often required to produce new personal information and identifiers to total strangers to obtain access to a totally independent identity silo, thereby compromising the intent of developing inter operable access control systems and privilege management systems which protect personal privacy. The concept of establishing segment specific trusted identity information centers with publicly available confirmatory based protocols to allow for identifiers to be verified reliably and without compromise of private personal information is discussed.