Smart Card Alliance Concludes Successful Mobile and NFC Webinar Series with Examination of NFC Use Cases and Security

Smart Card Alliance Concludes Successful Mobile and NFC Webinar Series with Examination of NFC Use Cases and Security

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 30, 2013–Concluding its successful webinar series on mobile and NFC security, the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council announced the fourth webinar, “NFC Application Use Cases–Security Perspectives” for May 9, 2013. The series of four webinars, held in partnership with GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum, aims to provide mobile application developers and the mobile community with the education they need to choose the best level of security for their NFC applications.

NFC Application Use Cases–Security Perspectives” will be held on May 9, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. ET (10:00 A.M. PT). To register, please visit

NFC, soon be available as standard functionality in half a billion mobile devices¹, can be used for many innovative applications, including mobile payment, identity, physical access, and logical/IT access. NFC allows consumers to perform safe contactless transactions, access digital content, and connect electronic devices in a simple manner. An NFC chip in a mobile device can act as a card or a reader or both, enabling consumer devices to share information and to make secure payments quickly.

“After focusing the three preceding webinars in this series on providing a solid background on NFC technology and security, this webinar will look at use cases of real-life implementations. Attendees will come away with practical guidance and lessons learned on the ways to best secure their NFC applications from experts who are implementing it today,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.

In this webinar, held in partnership with the NFC Forum, speakers will present several NFC uses cases–logical access, physical access, NFC tag applications and payment–and describe the security implementations for each. The expert speakers are:

  • Christian Ali, SecureKey Technologies
  • Jonathan Main, NFC Forum Technical Committee & MasterCard
  • Steve Rogers, IQ Devices
  • Tony Sabetti, Isis

Those interested in learning more about NFC technology and applications should attend the NFC Solutions Summit 2013 this May 15–16 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, Calif. Presented by the Smart Card Alliance in partnership with the NFC Forum, the Summit is the leading annual conference for the entire NFC ecosystem. This year’s conference will cover the state of this promising technology, developments in new NFC devices and add-ons, the status of the growing NFC ecosystem, the promise of NFC-enabled payments and other popular applications, NFC implementation, and American and international market forecasts. For more information, visit

For more information about NFC technology and applications, visit the Smart Card Alliance NFC Resources website.

About the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council was formed to raise awareness and accelerate the adoption of payments, loyalty, marketing, promotion/coupons/offers, peer-to-peer, identity, and access control applications using NFC. The Council focuses on activities that will help to accelerate the practical application of the technology, providing a bridge between technology development/specification and the applications that can deliver business benefits to industry stakeholders.

The Council takes a broad industry view and brings together industry stakeholders in the different vertical markets that can benefit from mobile and NFC applications. The Council collaborates on: educating the market on the technology and the value of mobile and NFC applications; developing best practices for implementation; and working on identifying and overcoming issues inhibiting the industry.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit

¹ ABI Research, March 2013. “NFC Installed Base to Exceed 500m Devices Within 12 Months.”

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