Preview: Cartes 09
Cartes, the world’s leading event for digital security and smart technologies, will take place from the 17th – 19th November 2009, at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France. A variety of technologies will be presented here, including smart cards, contactless technologies, terminals and smart objects, biometrics, authentication, telecoms, payments, transportation, access control, M2M and data security.
The key focus of this year will be on strong authentication, with exhibitors presenting solutions for meeting today’s security needs, especially in the field of the internet and the fight against cybercrime.
Security-related technologies and biometrics will show means of securing documents and transactions, authentication, physical and logical access control, cryptography, RFID as well as e-government procedures.
Use of cards has become more widespread in recent years, and deployment of this kind of equipment at the point of sale is continuing to increase. This development also means an increased risk of card fraud, trafficking or phishing, forcing banks and governments to create new protection solutions.
So far, NFC has been greeted with enthusiasm as an enabler of contactless payment at the POS, meaning that credit and debit cards can be transferred to mobile phones so that contactless payments can take place. However, setting up standardised and secure NFC systems remains a complex process, with the operator, card issuer and other associations having to agree on a service model.
With nearly seven billion smart cards in use, it is clear that the use of such cards in mobile telecommunications, payment and identity is undeterred by the financial crisis. With governments needing to speed up administrative processes, e-services are a means of increasing the economy and efficiency of public services.
Monday, September 7, 2009