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The scepticism and caution surrounding m-commerce has slowly started to
dissipate, leaving companies wondering which technology to adopt to
provide truly secure WAP & 3G services. Companies concerned by mobile
security can listen and learn from world leading experts who will debate
current and future m-commerce security issues at ISSE 2001. The
'Information Security Solutions Europe' conference is the major
independent European Forum on IT security & e-business and is organised
by EEMA - The European Forum for Electronic Business in conjunction with
TeleTrusT. ISSE 2001 will be held on 26th - 28th September at the QEII
Conference Centre, London. www.eema.org/isse

The conference will host over 80 papers with a stream dedicated to
mobile security issues presented by experts who have pioneered this
technology in world leading companies.

Dr. Mark Vandenwauver, Senior Security Architect at Tivoli systems who
will give an overview and analysis of the security provided in WAP
commented, "WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) has been under a lot of
public scrutiny for its 'supposed' lack of security. While this may have
been true for the first wave of WAP devices, the same can not be said
for the newer generation scheduled to be released shortly. The addition
of the WIM module, a public-key cryptography enabled smartcard, support
for WTLS class 2 and 3, and the provision of signText, will change the
landscape dramatically. In this paper Tivoli will show how this version
of WAP provides security features, which are not in common use in the
current Internet (wired) e-commerce environment."

Dr. Oliver Pfaff the Technology Area Manager for e-business security at
Trusted Networks and Applications, the IT-security center of competence
at Siemens Information and Communications Networks will discuss unified
security architectures for web and WAP is it Vision or Fiction? Dr.
Pfaff will examine whether and to what extent unified security
architectures for Web and WAP are possible.

Dr Chandra Patni founder of Thyron Ltd., UK will present, walking the
tightrope in a wireless world. Dr Patni said, "…Technologies like
Wireless PKI (WPKI) have been making waves across the mobile horizon and
this might be just the ticket to get through the trust barrier [for m-
commerce]. Probably the biggest inhibitor to PKI implementation and
acceptance has been the lack of PKI enabled applications. PKI vendors
and security consultants have been promoting it as essential technology
for secure and trusted business, but what business applications are able
to use it?"

Magnus Nyström, Engineering Manager responsible for implementations of
Public Key Technology at RSA Laboratories will expose the issues and
approaches when using mobile clients as personal trust devices. His
paper will discus the use of mobile clients such as smart phones,
personal digital assistants (PDAs) etc., as personal trust devices which
can be used to securely carry a user's credentials and perform
cryptographic operations on behalf of the user.

ISSE 2001 will cover many other topics during the 3-day event.
Government Ministers, European Commissioners, Leading Technologists,
Heads of Industry, and Legal Professionals including Bruce Schneier
(author of the best selling book Secrets and Lies) and Riccardo Genghini
(Chair of European Standardisation Activities) will present the most
recent concerns and solutions in 80 sessions divided into four tracks.
Speakers in the closing Plenary include Mr Pinder eEnvoy (UK) and Ms
Zypries, German Secretary of State and Phil Zimmerman. Leading end user
speakers include Rolf Moulton (Unilever), Dominic Steitz (British
Airways) and Thomas Oeser (Siemens). Speakers on international security
initiatives include Frank Jorissen (Utimaco) on pkiC, Bernard Esslinger
(Deutsche Bank) on Bridge CA, and Richard Wilsher (Zygma) on the
tScheme.

For further information about ISSE 2001 contact isse@eema.org or
telephone +44(0)1386 793028 or visit the ISSE web site for full details
http://www.eema.org/isse

Listing details:

ISSE 2001
Information Security Solutions Europe
26-28 September 2001
QEII Conference Centre, London
www.eema.org/isse
e-mail: isse@eema.org
Telephone +44(0)1386 793028


ENDS

EEMA - The European Forum for Electronic Business
EEMA - the European Forum for Electronic Business - was founded in 1987
and is the leading European non-for-profit e-Business association with
the aim of pushing forward the boundaries of e-commerce, technology and
legislation.

Its numerous Interest Groups, workshops, conferences and seminars each
specialise in areas of current concern, to educate and inform its 240
member companies on latest developments and technologies, at the same
time enabling members of the association to compare views and ideas.
EEMA works closely with governmental bodies, standards organisations and
e-Business initiatives throughout Europe and is an instrumental force in
moving European business towards working electronically.
Visit http://www.eema.org or e-mail info@eema.org or phone +44 1386 793028 for
more information.

Press contact:

If you would like an article based on the information outlined above, or
to arrange an interview with key speakers or see the full conference
programme, please contact: Neil Stinchcombe, Tel: +44(0)208 449 1007 or
email: neil@eskenzi.demon.co.uk.


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