Speakers covering the newest card technologies and workshops on federal government ID programs with top officials from the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, are just some of the offerings at this year’s CardTech/SecurTech Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in April. Keynote speaker will be Richard Clarke, former cyber security advisor to the president of the United States.
Thomson Media Announces CardTech/SecurTech Programs for 15th Annual Conference and Exhibition
NEW YORK– Leading financial service providers will present their experiences with a wide range of advanced payment and ID technologies at CardTech during the 15th Annual CardTech/SecurTech (CTST) Conference, April 12-14, 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Meanwhile, ID experts from federal government agencies and corporate enterprises will present their experiences with a wide range of logical and physical access technologies during SecurTech.
The highly interactive three-day conference program will feature 60 speakers representing the most innovative providers and users of card technologies. Attendees will hear about the latest advances and market experiences in biometric, wireless, smart card, contactless and emerging technologies for payments and fraud reduction at the point of sale and online.
Richard Clarke, former cyber security advisor to the president of the United States headlines the program with an opening day keynote address. Drawing from his extraordinary experience involving America’s decades-long confrontation with terrorism, Mr. Clarke will provide a fascinating insider’s look at how the current administration is tackling the potential for terrorist attacks with initiatives such as Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the federal government to its employees and contractors.
Here’s a brief look at what to expect at each conference. A more detailed report will appear in the next issues of our monthly emagazines.
Attendees can choose one, day-long workshop for each of the three days, from among seven offered.
Of note is the workshop on countering ID theft and fraud led by BITS CEO Catherine Allen. The latest technologies and legal and legislative developments in privacy and information security will be shared by panelists Dave Jevans, chairman of the Anti-Phishing Workgroup; Michael Yakel, vice president of product development, VISA USA and Liz Blumenfeld, vice president of card and deposit account fraud services, Guaranty Bank. Recent case studies will illustrate how to protect against threats to information systems.
Contactless tap-and-go chips are turning up in many new payment cards. Niki Manby, senior vice president, smart card applications at VISA, USA, David Bonalle, vice president and general manager, advanced payments development group at American Express, Ariana-Michele Moore, analyst, Celent and Akihiro Nakatani, senior manager, advanced technology, JCB Co. will look at current deployments and what the future holds for contactless and mobile payments. Avivah Litan, vice president and research director, Gartner Financial Services, Tom Manessis, vice president, new ecommerce channels, VISA International and Ed Kountz of TowerGroup provide a road map for emerging transaction technologies such as e-signatures, wireless payments, transit/retail payment convergence, micro transactions as well as new ATM content opportunities.
Attendees will hear about the latest advances and market experiences in biometric, smart card, contactless and emerging technologies for authentication and identity management in government, healthcare and business. Attendees have the option of one, day-long workshop for each of the three days from among the eight offered.
Of note is the workshop on federal government ID programs led by Mary Dixon of the Department of Defense. The Department of Defense has issued more than 4 million smart ID cards to military personnel and contractors. The latest standards, specifications and deadlines toward achieving an interoperable, government wide ID card will be shared by panelists Tim Baldridge, computer scientist with the Marshall Space Flight Center; Bill Boggess, chief of the access and authentication program at the Department of Defense; and Perry Tsacoumis, project manager, Northrup Grumman. Agency case studies will instruct on interoperability requirements and best practices for implementing smart card, biometrics and other security technologies with sensitivity to privacy issues.
Biometrics is one of the fastest growing security sectors. Experts will explain how their organizations are utilizing finger, iris, facial, hand and voice recognition biometrics; how they’re integrating logical and physical access and abating legacy issues. Rick Lazarick, who heads airport security technology integration for the Transportation Security Administration, will summarize the Department of Transportation’s biometrics report, the largest independent review of all iris scan technologies. Pete Boden, director of IT security at Microsoft Corp. and Allen Rude, manager of corporate security systems for Intel, present enterprise case studies in integration.
New this year is the CTST Technology Pavilion and lunchtime TechTours, located on the exhibit floor, showcasing innovative smart card, biometric, contactless/RFID and POS terminal technologies. The full program agenda and registration information is available at www.ctst.com/.
CTST is North America’s largest card technology conference covering two core competencies: IT and physical access security and secure payment transactions.
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