Cyber Security

National Security Alliance to hold first members meeting on biometrics

Natural SecurityThe Natural Security Alliance, a group launched and financed by retailers, banks and point-of-sale manufacturers in 2008 to promote biometric payments authentication standards, will hold its first members meeting next week to discuss the development of a biometric standard.

The meeting will be held on June 5 in Paris. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by two sessions on data protection and biometrics, a short break, discussion on evaluations and certifications along with working groups, lunch, three more discussion panels and an afternoon break.

Natural Security Alliance CTO Joel Chevillard will speak at the meeting on his vision for mobile platforms, the standard, security and other elements, while Pierre Antonio, the head of the marketing advisory committee for the alliance, will discuss the use cases of the biometric standard.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Frazier Evans of Booz Allen Hamilton will present on authentication issues and specificities of the American market in the areas of PIV, credentials and deployment. A cocktail dinner will be held following the summit.

Members of the alliance include AS 24, Banque Accord, Batard & Partners, Bionik, BIO-key, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, Discover, Groupe Auchan, Ingenico, Oberthur Technologies, Swiss Capital and Visa.

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