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European Security Conference To Announce Latest Advances In Biometrics Authentication Technologies

EEMA, a non-profit European association which promotes the expansion of electronic business, has today announced that the importance of biometric authentication technology is to be explored in detail at the leading independent European security conference, ISSE 2002.

Biometric authentication technology – the use of personal physical characteristics or behavior to verify a user’s identity claim – has been used successfully in high security contexts as part of physical access control systems for many years. Its use in information security, with sensors attached to, or part of, individual workstations and laptops, is a more recent phenomenon, made possible by declining prices for biometric authentication hardware.

Boasting more industry leading speakers than ever before, the conference to be held at Disneyland Paris from 2nd to 4th October, will provide a valuable insight into the concerns of and solutions open to European businesses in this increasingly volatile climate.

As the centrepiece of the conference’s technology stream, the subject of biometrics will be explored by Brigitte Wirtz at Infineon (exploring EU fingerprinting), Stephen Kent at BBN (talking about system level analysis of biometric user authentication), Henning Arendt at @bc (announcing details of a biometrics project), Jeff Stapleton at KPMG (exploring the BIO API/ISO Standards) and Michael Vogel at G&D (who will be detailing security requirements for biometric fingerprint verification on smart cards).

“The technology track covers the developments across IT security to keep businesses ahead of the game,” explained managing director, EEMA, Clynt Stubbs. “The issue of biometrics is becoming an increasingly important consideration for IT managers and has become the session that has had the most interest so far this year.”

ISSE is an initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General Information Society, and is owned by EEMA, and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The full programme and secure booking for ISSE 2002 is now available at or readers can receive a copy of the programme or reserve a place through Reed at or phone +44 208 652 8036. Press Passes can be obtained from the contacts below.

About ISSE

ISSE (Information Security Solutions Europe) was founded in 1999 as an initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General Information Society, and continues to run under the auspices of this body.

ISSE is owned by EEMA, a non-profit European association for the furtherance of electronic business, the programme is compiled under the direction of TeleTrusT (non-profit association for the promotion of Trusted Information and Communication Technology). ISSE is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and the Ministere de L’Economie des Finances et de L’Industrie in France, and organised by Reed Exhibitions. Previously held in Berlin, Barcelona and London, ISSE 2002 will take place at Euro Disney Paris from 2nd to 4th October.

Editorial contacts for further information, speaker interviews and press passes:

MCC International

Martin Brindley/Adrian Brophy

Tel: 01962 888100

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