Smart Card Alliance Continues Webinar Series on Mobile and NFC Security with ‘Secure Elements 101’

Smart Card Alliance Continues Webinar Series on Mobile and NFC Security with ‘Secure Elements 101’

Princeton Junction, N.J., March 14, 2013–Continuing its webinar series on mobile and NFC security, the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council announced the second webinar, “Secure Elements 101,” for March 28, 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.

Secure Elements 101” will be held on March 28, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. ET (10:00 A.M. PT). To register, please visit

An essential component for NFC applications that require strong security, the secure element (SE) is a tamper-resistant platform that can securely host applications and their confidential and cryptographic data. In this webinar, expert speakers will describe the role of the secure element and its interaction with applications on the mobile device, the types of secure elements currently being used in mobile devices, and the use of secure elements in different applications. The speakers for this webinar are:

  • Brent Bowen, INSIDE Secure
  • Sridher Swaminathan, First Data
  • Sanjiv Rawat, Giesecke & Devrient
  • Greg Coogan, Morpho Cards

“After the high attendance of the first webinar in the series on the fundamentals of mobile devices and security, the remaining three webinars are taking a closer look at use cases and the security options with secure elements and NFC tags. This education will help the mobile community to take advantage of all of the opportunities for innovation NFC technology has to offer, while implementing appropriate levels of security,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.

Following “Secure Elements 101,” the remaining two webinars in the series are:

To continue its educational initiatives on NFC and applications, the Smart Card Alliance will host a full day workshop at ISC West 2013, “Mobile Devices and Identity and Access Control Applications.” The interactive workshop will provide attendees with a detailed understanding of new uses for mobile devices in storing and presenting secure digital identity credentials for digitally signing email and accessing secure networks as well as using NFC-enabled mobile devices for physical access. To register, visit /secureid.

The NFC Solutions Summit 2013 is coming 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