Former FBI Director to Keynote CTST 2007

Author and former FBI Director Louis Fresh to address card technology tradeshow


NEW YORK, February 1, 2007 - CardTechSecurTech (CTST) Conference 2007, one of SourceMedia's premier events, will feature a keynote luncheon and book signing with former FBI director Louis Freeh on May 15th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. During a time of dramatic changes in crime, terrorism and national security, Freeh is heralded for transforming the FBI from a law-enforcement agency to a global security institution. In his eight-year tenure, he took the lead in keeping the FBI at the forefront of investigative techniques, particularly in the use of advanced technologies to fight the evolving area of cybercrime.

In his address, Freeh will offer compelling expertise and counsel on confronting the security and privacy issues facing the world today, and on some of the most recent government initiatives to make U.S. borders safer. He will recount his efforts to reform, fortify and strengthen the bureau while ensuring its freedom from political interferences. After his keynote, Freeh will participate in a signing for the book that was inspired by these experiences, "My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror."

CTST is North America's largest card technology conference covering secure payment transactions and IT and physical access security. It is divided along two market segments, CardTech and SecurTech, to give attendees two conferences at one large event. New this year is the CEO Summit, open to all exhibit hall and conference attendees, which brings together top executives from major card manufacturers in a moderated discussion on the market for speedy, secure transactions based on advanced card technologies.

At CardTech this year, attendees can look forward to in-depth discussion of contactless payment technology and security from industry leaders, as well as presentations on advances in point-of-sale terminals, near field communications and mobile payment technologies. At SecurTech, highlights will include discussion of convergence of access to physical locations and IT networks, as well as presentations from leading practitioners and technologists on up and coming security technologies, new ways to combat identity theft and fraud, cybersecurity and biometrics.

CTST will be held May 15th - 17th, 2007 at the Moscone Center. The keynote presentation, open to CTST conference attendees, will take place during a special lunch, 12:00 - 1:45pm, on Tuesday, May 15th, following the Card Technology Breakthrough Awards. The book signing will follow from 3:00 - 3:30pm. The exhibition hall hours are Tuesday, 3:30 - 7:30pm; Wednesday, 10:00am - 5:30pm, and Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm. Program details and registration information are available at www.ctst.com.