Bio-Identity, Privacy and Electronic Payments



  • How to Protect Yourself, Your Customers and Your Web Site. Ask The Experts About The Latest Protection Techniques and Demo Advanced Biometrics Equipment Without Giving Up Your Identity

    Mr. Doug Buettner was scheduled to make a ground-breaking presentation at the Biometrics Consortium 2001 conference. Due to the terrorist activities of Sept 11th, Mr. Buettner was unable to travel. The event was canceled. SDForum will be the world's first look at some of the most innovative technologies in bio-identity.


    George Sullivan, Director of Information Security, VISA
    Doug Buettner, Biometrics expert, VeriStar
    Gordon Clyne, World's Leading Palm Platform Security and Privacy Expert

    View George Sullivan's presentation.


    Ames Cornish (email), Montebello Partners
    Ira Victor (email), Paperless Invoice

    Previous Event

    Recap and audio recording of Philip Zimmermann on July 31st

    September Topic

    In the past twelve months, several of the top websites have been shut down by hackers, including Yahoo, Amazon, and eBay. Thieves stole 15,700 credit-card and debit-card numbers from a Western Union web site last fall. The FBI broke up a Russian theft ring that gained illegal access to 40 banks and e-commerce sites in 10 states by exploiting a well-known Windows NT vulnerability. Over a thousand web sites were defaced with expletives by a Chinese worm in the past two months. Most internet thefts and break-ins are never even reported in the media, because the victims are afraid of negative publicity. The Yankee Group predicts that hacker attacks will cost businesses $1.2 billion this year.

    George Sullivan is a leading expert on the protection of the most valuable data on the Internet -- financial transaction authorizations. What kinds of theft and fraud are most prevalent? What should you do to protect your customers? What can you do to protect yourself against fraud? Are you complying with VISA's new requirements for all merchants accepting credit cards over the Internet?

    Doug Buettner will address the Internet's equivalent of stem cell research - Biometrics. Face print, eye scans, DNA, and finger-prints are all being used with greater frequency to identify people. In Tampa Florida, video cameras scan crowds to find matches with the Police wanted list. The Police have already made their first mistake - and showed up at an innocent man's place of work. The California DMV took finger prints of drivers, only to discover that the data was taken incorrectly, and the data is inaccurate.

    What are the crucial issues with these emerging technologies? How do these systems really work and not work? What software needs to be created to improve these technologies, or defeat them? This is a rare opportunity to play with the latest biometric gear and ask the experts about the technology.

    Event Logistics


    Lucie Stern Community Center
    Community Room
    1305 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments (please arrive before 7:00 PM)
    7:00-8:30pm presentation and discussion


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID