March 2018 Monthly Member Bulletin
Executive Director’s Corner
If It’s March – It’s Payment Summit Time
March is a busy time here at the Secure Technology Alliance, because it’s the time for the annual Payments Summit event. The Payments Summit is the biggest gathering of our payments industry members and loyal followers, and is always the first big payments-focused event in the calendar year. This year’s conference, which will be held March 26-29 in Orlando, is getting even more attention because the U.S. Payments Forum March Members Meeting is being held in conjunction with the Summit for the first time, and we’re marking the third year for co-locating the event with the International Card Manufacturers Association’s ICMA Expo.
The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. The U.S. Payments Forum brings over 250 payments additional industry leaders from its cross-industry member organizations including global brands, financial institutions, retailers, processors, mobile wallets, and payments industry technology and service providers. Now that the Secure Technology Alliance has broadened its mission beyond smart cards, new perspectives on emerging technology topics have been added to the agenda, such as IoT wearables and connected home payments, artificial intelligence and data analytics, mobile authentication and biometrics, and digital currencies and blockchain technology.
I am interested to hear some of the major announcements revealed by this year’s line up of keynote speakers and panelists. There has been so much speculation about the future of contactless and mobile payments in the news recently. Will the senior level speakers from Discover Financial Services and Visa reveal more details about their digital payments strategy involving mobile and contactless? Will Google Pay provide new insights into their recent rebranding of Android Pay and their plans to align their mobile wallet strategy with other Google payments platforms? Will we learn more about how the FIDO Alliance mobile authentication framework will fit in with new specifications being developed by EMVCo and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)? I am sure that these speakers and others will bring news and insights into the future of payments that will influence the near-term direction of payments innovation.
So, if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time. Go to the event information and registration website at www.stapayments.com. Don’t wait to hear about the event from friends and colleagues; plan to attend to network with new industry contacts, see new payments technologies on display in the exhibition hall and learn about the hot topics in payments. There is only one event a year like the Payments Summit, and I’d like to see you there.
- Council projects. A summary of all active Council projects is posted on the Secure Technology Alliance members-only site
- The Mobile, Payments and Transportation Councils will be holding in-person meetings at the Payments Summit on March 27-28, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. During the meetings, Council members will be discussing key industry challenges and planning projects for 2018. All Secure Technology Alliance members are welcome to attend the Council meetings
- The Secure Technology Alliance Educational Institute and Access Control Council have now held four well-attended webinars in the education series “How to Plan, Procure and Deploy a PIV-Enabled PACS.” The fourth webinar, Developing the Procurement Strategy, was held on February 22 and featured Daryl Hendricks (GSA), Kevin Mitchell (GSA), Jason Rosen (U.S. Capitol Police), Lars Suneborn (Secure Technology Alliance), and Randy Vanderhoof (Secure Technology Alliance) as speakers. Recordings of all webinars are available on the Alliance web site. The next webinar in the series, Implementing the Solution, will be held today, March 15, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
- The Identity Council is hosting a webinar, Identity on a Mobile Device, on March 22. This webinar will provide the groundwork for understanding how to establish and use a mobile identity through real-world use cases that are relevant to multiple industry sectors
- The Internet of Things (IoT) Security Council is completing work on a response to the NIST document, “IoT Security and Privacy Risk Considerations”
- The Mobile Council is in the final review process for a new white paper, “Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) 101: A Primer”
- The Payments Council is discuss possible new projects for 2018 and is in the final review process for a new white paper on the EMVCo Payment Account Reference (PAR)
- The Transportation Council currently has two active projects: a webinar on mobile ticketing and Near Field Communications (NFC); part two of the payments convergence white paper, focusing on potential barriers to implementation of multimodal payment strategies and suggesting ways of addressing these challenges.
If you would like to participate in a Secure Technology Alliance Council, please contact Mike Strock, [email protected].
New U.S. Payments Forum Resources
- The U.S. Payments Forum Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee published the new white paper, Mobile and Digital Wallets: U.S. Landscape and Strategic Considerations for Merchants and Financial Institutions. Innovations in mobile and digital wallets over recent years have resulted in a proliferation of wallet models and solutions, all intended to improve consumer convenience, leverage data, lessen friction, or lower the cost of payments. The new white paper provides guidance for merchants and issuers looking to understand the key factors and considerations for developing a mobile or digital wallet strategy
- The Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee also published a new resource, Mobile and Contactless Payments Requirements and Interactions. The resource describes how mobile and contactless payments requirements are collected from mobile/contactless payments ecosystem stakeholders. The intent is to garner cross-industry understanding of mobile and contactless payments requirements and best practices and encourage standardization to meet common requirements
Identity on a Mobile Device
Establishing and using identity on a mobile device can enable stronger authentication and digital signature capabilities for use in applications such as digital driver’s licenses, banking, retail and access control. The Secure Technology Alliance Identity Council webinar, Identity on a Mobile Device, will provide the groundwork for understanding how to establish and use a mobile identity through real-world use cases that are relevant to multiple industry sectors.
The webinar, “Identity on a Mobile Device,” will be held on March 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT. Registration is available at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3346074856771721730
Speakers for the March 22nd webinar are: David Coley, Intercede; David Kelts, IDEMIA; Tom Lockwood, NextgenID, Inc.; Geoff Slagle, AAMVA; Suraj Sudhakaran, Gemalto; and Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance.
Webinar Today! How to Plan, Procure and Deploy a PIV-Enabled Physical Access Control System: Developing the Procurement Strategy
The Alliance Educational Institute and Access Control Council are hosting the fifth webinar in the series, “How to Plan, Procure and Deploy a PIV-Enabled Physical Access Control System” today, Thursday, March 15. The fifth webinar, “Implementing the Solution,” will begin at 2pm ET/11am PT, and will discuss project dependencies, monitoring and reporting plans, final system design, equipment installation and testing, training, operation and lifecycle management. Registration is still open so reserve your spot at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7174912990704348674.
Speakers for today’s webinar are: Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance; Lars Suneborn, Secure Technology Alliance; Tony Damalas, SigNet Technologies; Mark Dale, XTec, Inc.
Congratulations New CSCIP Recipients
- Brian Havekost, SigNet Technologies, CSCIP/G
- Karin Searcy, TSYS
Congratulations New CSEIP Recipients
- Kenneth Becker, Integrated Access System*
- Kenneth Butler, Williams Electric
- Phil Donatone, Williams Electric
- Krisofer Fannon, PowerComm
- Jeremy Freeze-Skret, Prometheus Security Group Global
- Courtney Gant, Communications Resource
- Kevin Houle, Indentiv*
- Luke Pasqualucci, Communications Resource
- Brian Platenburg, General Services Administration*
- Cody Privette, Hunt Electric Group
- Kristoff Schlander, Tyco Integrated Security
- Michael Smith, Surveillance One
- Daniel Stafford, General Services Administration*
- William Stewart, Convergint
- Kara Yosten, General Services Administration*
*Denotes corporate exam. Contact Lars Suneborn if your company is interested in arranging for a corporate exam
Training, Exam, and Recertification Dates
March 26-27, 2018 Payments Summit Conference, Orlando, FL
- May 15-16, National Center for Advanced Payments and Security
- March 20-22, National Center for Advanced Payments and Security
- April 24-26, National Center for Advanced Payments and Security
- May 22-24, National Center for Advanced Payments and Security
- June 19-21, National Center for Advanced Payments and Security
The online instructor-led review course is four hours, from 11 AM ET – 3 PM ET. The hour-long exam follows from 3 PM ET to 4 PM ET. Register for one of the dates scheduled for the spring:
Payments Summit 2018
If you haven’t already registered for this year’s premier industry event covering all things payments, take a minute now and do so. The Payments Summit, scheduled for March 26-29, 2018 in Orlando, will focus on FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. Making this an even robust conference, this is the third year that the Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments. This conference also brings together membership from the U.S. Payments Forum, resulting in the most comprehensive gathering of card and payments professionals than ever before.