TRUSTECH 2017 to feature biometrics for authentication conference track

November 6, 2017 - 

TRUSTECH 2017, an annual event dedicated to secure payment, identification and connectivity, will include a high-level conference program among which features a one-day conference track on Biometrics for Authentication.

The event will be held at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes in the French Riviera on November 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Biometrics is becoming a key technique for establishing strong authentication and experiencing a migration from pure state requirements – predominately for securing sensitive sites and for forensic purpose – to consumer environments.

When it comes to the digital society, risk management requires extended guarantees. Biometric authentication adds further dimensions such as ‘Who you are’ and ‘where you are’, integrating sensors into mobile devices, PCs, tablets and smartphones.

The TRUSTECH 2017 conference will be chaired by Daniel Bachenheimer, senior manager of Accenture.

“It is clear that biometric recognition technologies have experienced unprecedented adoption over the past few years,” Bachenheimer said. “The primary use case has been authentication; in particular, authentication to access smart phone based applications. The familiarity and ease of the biometric authentication process has changed the perception of many millions of people who associated fingerprint capture with a criminal booking processes to one where fingerprint capture enables a seamless log in experience.

“Even with the wide adoption of biometric authentication there is still a long way to go. There have been many advancements in both the adoption and performance of biometric recognition technologies and there is more work to be done as the technology is used to both facilitate and secure processes that require validating identity claims.”

TRUSTECH was first held over 30 years ago under the name “CARTES Secure Connexions”, to promote the new-born technology of smartcards.

It has since been re-named to TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES), to better reflect the way the industry and the event have evolved, along with its focus on trust-based technologies.

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