Payments Systems and Security
At PaySec2004 we brought together payment systems developers, security architects, operational risk practitioners and academics to address all aspects of technology, security and operation in the payment systems domain, both present and future state.
The best of the Internet versus the best of the City. Short key technical demonstrations will be interspersed to bring context to the challenges and the solutions. Rump sessions would have allowed you to contribute your experiences for the benefit of others.Headline Topics
The conference would have covered many crucial topics in the Payment Systems field:
Security of payments is more than the application of cryptography over the the Internet, and more than a secured private network between banks: it is the application of all of the disciplines - technology, a legal framework, risk analysis and mitigation, insurance, good management practice and strong accounting.
Our desire was to bring the following four streams together in one conference in the context of applied security:
Blending today's payment systems providers with state-of-the-art payment technology developers combines experience with innovative technology.
Computer infrastructure is changing from service-based to web service delivery. To deliver these services, Grid Infrastructures offer enhanced platform utilistation and massive scalability.
The 21st century has brought risks and attacks never previously thought realistic outside a Hollywood movie, but now have to be analysed, quantified, and prepared for.
Regulatory and billing systems that assume one simple security model are already under strain, and will need to accomodate the new efficient security models of micropayments. The entry of the mobile phone into the payments platform will lead to increasing convergance pressures on Banks and Telcos.The Event
The conference would have been held on a Friday and Saturday in a friendly, relaxed, cooperative environment, led by experienced payment industry professionals in a venue which combines the traditional with the modern - one of the City of London's oldest Livery halls with a WiFi network connected to the internet. Trouble is, almost no one registered and we had to cancel the event.
There would have been opportunity to share your experience and hear that of others at one of our five minute rump sessions.