Border Management & Technologies Summit 2018

Border Management & Technologies Summit 2018 Zagreb, Croatia May 16 – 17, 2018 IBMATA are pleased to announce that our inaugural international conference will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from 16-17 May 2018. With a complex border comprised of a long coastline and a land border shared with both EU and non-EU states, Croatia illustrates some of the challenges facing border management today. As well as in-depth presentations from the Croatian government, delegates will also hear presentations from other Balkan

Majority of European consumers trust organizations using biometrics for online authentication

More than two in three Europeans (68 percent) would trust organizations more if they used biometrics for authentication, according to survey results released Tuesday by Unisys. The survey results indicate broad consumer support for biometric online authentication. Unisys surveyed 3,500 consumers in seven European countries about their opinions on the use of biometric authentication for online accounts and trust levels in organizations managing and storing their personal data. Their responses show 63 percent believe biometrics are stronger than traditional PIN

EU unveils plans to make customer authentication more secure

The European Commission announced new rules under the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) this week that require payment service providers to verify a consumer’s identity with at least two independent elements before processing a payment. The Commission will require payments companies to develop strong customer authentication (SCA) based on the stringent security provisions built into the new rules to reduce fraud, particularly for online transactions, and to protect user’s financial data. Elements that can be used to verify identity include physical

FIDO Alliance forms European working group

The FIDO Alliance has launched a FIDO Europe Working Group to accelerate the use of FIDO authentication standards in Europe. The launch of the Working Group comes at a time when financial services firms, telecommunications companies and the broader ecosystem are working towards balancing new regulations with rapidly changing customer expectations. FIDO authentication reduces organizations’ and users’ dependence on passwords by providing interoperable, cryptographic, on-device authentication that is more secure and easier to use than passwords and one-time passcodes. At

European Payments Forum

5th Annual European Payments Forum March 1-2, 2018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands After the great success of the September 2017 event, we will have our next annual European Payments Forum in March 2018. This time, the hosting city is going to be Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The event will continue to discuss PSD 2 as it transformed the entire banking system and caused a big headache for banking professionals. Participants will have the chance to debate about FinTech & Technological (R)evolutions and

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe Netherlands October 2-4, 2018 Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe brings together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to collaborate on securing Europe. The conference will look at developing existing national or international legal and technical frameworks, integrating good risk management, strategic planning and implementation. With the ever increasing threat from cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, the information and data stored and used by CNI systems and operators can be more crucial

European FinTech Awards 2017

European FinTech Awards 2017 “The Coming of Age of FinTech” September 26-27, 2017 Brussels Join the European FinTech Awards & Conference 2017! The time to grow is now. Hundreds of European FinTechs are getting serious traction and startups are turning into promising scale-ups. Billions are waiting to be invested in the companies that have the potential to conquer the markets. Who will be next? 26 & 27 September the second edition of the European FinTech Awards & Conference 2017 will

Legislation struggling with deployment pace of biometric identity systems, says privacy expert

In an article published today in Technology Science, a Harvard-based journal, World Privacy Forum founder Pam Dixon argues that legislation is struggling to keep up with the deployment of biometric identity systems resulting in a high risk to fundamental civil liberties and privacy, particularly in India, but also with serious ramifications in the United States. Europe is also vulnerable to ‘mission-creep’ and risks failing the ‘Do no Harm’ principle. “According to the World Bank, 50 percent of countries with a

PayExpo Europe

PayExpo Europe 4-5 October 2017 London, UK – ExCeL London Now in its fifth year, PayExpo Europe is the leading payments event in the UK, attracting 2,200+ senior stakeholders from across the entire European payments community to network, learn about the ever changing payments landscape and make essential business contacts for the year ahead. With consumers’ spending habits and attitudes towards their personal finances changing faster than ever, the organizations that stay at the forefront of industry developments have a

Biometrics and Privacy online training program launching in Europe

Swiss Distance Learning University in association with the Swiss Centre for Biometric Research and Testing from the IDIAP Institute, is launching a new online training program focused on biometrics and privacy this April. The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Biometrics and Privacy is the only online educational program of its kind available for company, government service and organization executives in all sectors. The program will comprise of six courses spanning the topics of biometric technologies, data protection and standards, privacy