SOURCE: SourceMedia

April 02, 2007 10:00 ET

Identity Management, Convergence and Cybersecurity Headline 2007 SecurTech Conference

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- Identity management, access convergence and cybersecurity will headline SecurTech Conference and Exhibition, May 15 - 17, 2007 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. The 17th Annual CardTech/SecurTech (CTST) event is North America's largest card technology conference and exhibition covering secure payment transactions and IT and physical access security.

Former FBI director Louis Freeh will present the opening keynote and participate in a book signing for his best-seller, "My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror."

The three-day conference program will feature more than 50 expert speakers. Noteworthy among them are: Ned Smith, security architect, Intel Corp; James Van Dyke, president and founder, Javelin Strategy and Research; Shivaram Mysore, senior program manager, Microsoft; Bill Smith, senior director, business strategy, Sun Microsystems; and co-chair, Trusted Computing Group Infrastructure Work Group; and Banjot Chanana, product manager, VeriSign.

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.

CTST's exhibition hall hours are Tuesday, 3:30 - 7:30pm; Wednesday, 10:00am - 5:30pm, and Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm. Please visit for the agenda and registration information.

About CTST and SourceMedia, Inc.

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, facilitate regulatory compliance, funds registration and data flow among institutions in the investment, insurance, and financial service industries.

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