Agenda Announced for CardTech SecurTech 2007

Discussions, presentations on role of contactless smart cards for payment industry, physical and logical access dominated 2007 event

A new track -- "Advanced ID Management and Cybersecurity" will explore how identity management solutions linked to cards, tokens and software have become critical at an increasing number of organizations dealing with smarter network devices, identity-centric enterprise software and integrated back-end issuance and management services. Moderated by Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance, this track will explore these trends and provide case study examples of successful implementations.

Also timely is a new healthcare track, "Healthcare Card Technologies and Strategies." Attendees will learn the latest about emerging standards, technology trends and business opportunities. Moderated by Zack Martin, editor, Health Data Management, SourceMedia, presenters in this track will discuss how new healthcare card systems are giving doctors and patients secure access to their personal medical files electronically, and how healthcare and insurance institutions can also benefit from the card's administrative efficiencies, increased security features and privacy protections.

Also of note are the sessions: "REAL ID Technology Benefits and Challenges," led by Neville Pattinson, vice president of government affairs and standards, Gemalto North America; "Case Studies in Online Authentication for Banks," led by Nigel Reavley, director, Xiring; and "Overcoming Organizational Challenges in Security Convergence," led by Fred Subala, Security and Fire Protection SecureBadge product manager, The Boeing Company.

About CTST:

CTST attracts more than 2,500 delegates and 200 exhibiting companies making it North America's largest advanced card and biometric conference. SourceMedia provides market information, including news, analysis, and insight to the financial services and related industries such as accounting and technology, through its publications, industry-standard data applications, seminars and conferences. Its flagship publications, including American Banker, National Mortgage News, The Bond Buyer, and Accounting Today, have helped build SourceMedia's reputation as the pre-eminent information source in its respective markets. Consulting services, software, and data provided through its two divisions, National Regulatory Services (NRS) and Accuity, facilitates regulatory compliance; funds registration and data flow among institutions in the investment, insurance, and financial service industries.