Webinar: The Role of Technology in Ensuring the Future of Free Movement

EEMA is hosting a virtual panel debate on the future of free movement post pandemic on Tuesday 29th June (11.00 to 12.15 CET). The event will include a presentation from Bart Preneel, a Professor at KU Leuven and part of the team that developed Belgium’s coronavirus tracing smartphone app – Coronalert.

The Post Covid-19 – Ensuring the Future of Free Movement webinar will consider the role technology has to play in the safe reopening of society. Chair of EEMA, Jon Shamah, states: “The pandemic has forced countries to close their borders. Now, with many nations beginning to roadmap a cautious re-opening, driven by accelerating vaccines programs, we look at the role technology has play post pandemic, in areas such as contact and proximity tracing, digital certificates and vaccine passports.”

The panel debate is the opening session of EEMA’s 34th Annual Conference ‘Securing Trust in the New Digital Reality’ which this year will take place as a series of six free-to-attend webinars. The session will be Chaired by Steve Pannifer, COO of Consult Hyperion, who will be joined by Professor Bart Preneel, Andy Tobin, Vice President of Delivery at Evernym and Viky Manaila, Trust Services Director at Intesi Group SpA.

Last year the EEMA Annual Conference attracted 450 industry leaders from 40 countries. This year the theme ‘Securing Trust in the New Digital Reality’ will take place in a series of six webinars from 29th June 2021 till 1st July 2021.

Registration is free but places are limited. To book a place click here.

EVENT NEWS The ID Bulletin is Proud to be a Media Partner for SECURE ID 2020

The ID Bulletin is proud to announce that it is a Media Partner for SECURE ID 2020 which SID2020_Logo2is taking place October 6 – 8 in Riga, Latvia.

SECURE ID 2020 is the 10th anniversary edition of the Secure Identification event – covering citizen identity topics among others. The conference is well-known for bringing together both service providers and government officials.

The two-day conference agenda is built around key topics of the industry: eID document security, digital travel credentials, biometric systems and biometric verification of citizenship, border control management, mobile and remote authentication.

The ID Bulletin will join 300 delegates, 30 exhibitors and 25 high-profile speakers including:

EVENT: Police and Ex-Criminals Team Up to Protect Businesses Against COVID-19 Related Fraud

ONLINE CONFERENCE: Tuesday 28th April 2pm – 8pm (UK)

We Fight Fraud (WFF), the unique fraud prevention team, has warned businesses that the lockdown imposed as a result of the Coronavirus has resulted in a surge in attacks, which WFF believe to represent a rise of at least 25% and could be as high as 80%[1]. To help businesses and other organisations, WFF has announced a free online conference on 28th April. The online conference brings together leading law enforcers, subject experts and ex-criminals – including, a fraudster, a senior mafia figure and a hacker to give businesses the insider knowledge they need to prevent and fight fraud. It is believed to be the first time a group like this has appeared in public to help protect the public and business.

Some of the scams that have happened since the lockdown include:

  • WHO targeted in a phishing attack that tried to get employees to hand over login credentials
  • Fake NHSIDs being sold on the dark web
  • Text message that appeared to come from the same number as the Government official announcement of the lock down
  • Phone calls and emails from ‘banks’ offering interest rate holidays

It has also been reported that the Government had to stop using the popular video conferencing platform, Zoom, due to security concerns after a military hacking attack.

The team at We Fight Fraud are famous for being the best brains in fraud in the UK. Keynote speakers in the team include:

  • Tony Sales – Tony, who was dubbed Britain’s most successful fraudster. Tony now provides advice to some of the world’s leading brands on their fraud and loss prevention strategies. Tony is a TV regular on BBC’s Watchdog, Channel 5’s Nailing the Fraudsters among other shows.
  • Andy McDonald– Andy was formerly Head of Specialist Investigations at SO15 Counter Terrorism Command, and UK National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU). He was previously also head of the Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad at New Scotland Yard. With over 30 years in detective roles, Andy is a leading financial crime and risk management expert, advising a wide array of global organisations.
  • Solomon Gilbert–Solomon was arrested and expelled from school aged 17 when the police discovered 2 million stolen credit card numbers on his home PC. Since then he has worked with the National Crime Agency, Home Office, regional police forces, and private enterprise in order to help them better understand criminal techniques.

Tony Sales commented; “Fraudsters are successfully preying on the fears and immediate financial needs of businesses. The most effective way to combat this is through education and that’s what this conference aims to do. It will give businesses an insight into the minds of criminals.”

Solomon Gilbert explained; “My job as Head of Cyber at WFF requires me to keep track of the current cyber-attack landscape as accurately as possible. This involves ensuring data from an enormous array of sources is gathered and evaluated accurately. I saw a spike of around a 25% increase in online fraud attacks following the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the latest information shows that increase could be as high as 80%.”

John Marsden, head of fraud prevention for EMEA at global information and insights company, TransUnion, will also be speaking at the conference. “As social distancing changes shopping patterns, fraudsters are looking to take advantage. In fact, our recent survey of more than a thousand adults in the UK found 23% of them said they had been a target of digital fraud related to COVID-19. As more consumer information is compromised with these schemes, it is critical that businesses protect themselves.”

Steve Taklalsingh, Managing Director of Amaiz, the banking app agreed, “We have done everything we can to make our services as secure as it is possible to be, including using state of the art biometrics. However, attacks often exploit human vulnerabilities. To guard against those businesses need to be educated on how the mind of a criminal works. This is a great opportunity to find out.”

Other speakers and hosts of roundtables will include:

  • Karen Baxter– As National Coordinator for Economic Crime, Commander Karen Baxter oversees national economic crime services such as Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the Economic Crime Victim Care Unit, which seeks to provide an enhanced service to victims of economic crime.
  • Marisa Merico– The daughter of one of Italy’s biggest Mafia bosses, Marisa became involved in her father’s business and served a 2-year prison sentence in the UK for money laundering in relation to the global N’Drangeta criminal business. Since then she has trained as a Criminologist, and is currently working alongside third sector organisations, in various areas of the Criminal Justice System and with research partners such as Lancaster University

This online conference will be an opportunity to share important intelligence from both sides of the law. To book a seat at the webinar go to www.wefightfraud.org/live. It is free to register but some of the sessions cost £20 to attend.

In addition to Amaiz and TransUnion, the conference is supported by Cifas (the UK’s fraud prevention service)Responsive Digital Solutions (IT Specialists), Askaris (business-critical business technology support), Police Digital Security CentreB-Secured (events security company) Aryaka (a digital network company) and JCBcs (data compliance company).

For more information and to register visit: https://wefightfraud.org/live/

EEMA Webinar: Distributed Identity – should it be the way forward!

On Wednesday 20th May, EEMA is hosting a Fireside Webinar focusing on Distributed Identity – should it be the way forward! The free-to-attend event is taking place from 15.00 – 16.00 UK time (16.00 – 17.00 CET).  EEMA is bringing together an expert panel that includes:

  • John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity & Innovation, Signicat and a member of the EEMA Board Management
  • Kim Cameron, Formerly Chief Architect Microsoft and EEMA Honorary President
  • Dave Birch, Global Author & Advisor on Digital Financial Services and a member of the EEMA Board of Management

During the hour long session the panel will discuss…

  • Can distributed identity provide more secure and robust personal communication?
  • Could distributed identity helped us, had it already have been implemented in 2020?
  • What is the route going forward to establish the paradigm in the shorter term?

These EEMA in-depth briefings explore the latest technology and solutions giving attendees the chance to learn and hear about practical implementation techniques for their organisations. They are led by charismatic experts who are prepared to share their knowledge and expertise.

To register for the Fireside webinar visit: https://www.eema.org/event/eema-webinar-distributed-identity-should-it-be-the-way-forward/


Call for Papers – EEMA Annual Conference in London

EEMA has made a Call for Papers for its 33rd Annual Conference which this year will be hosted by Microsoft in London on 23rd and 24th June 2020 and focuses on ‘Digital Innovation & Exploitation for the Future’.

The Think Tank is seeking imaginative individuals from across Europe, who have a unique perspective and are redesigning the way we think and manage digital innovation – for Industry, business, SMEs, governments and citizens.

Topics to include (but not limited to):

  • A Vision of Future Trends and Technologies
  • New Business Transformation Models
  • Applying practical Blockchain to Digital Transformation
  • Effective Transformation through AI (i.e. Robotic Process Automation)
  • Establishing Identity and Strong Authentication
  • Self-sovereign Identity, how is this changing in the digital landscape?
  • The ROI from using Trusted Identities
  • Exploiting Distributed Clout to achieve Hyper-automation
  • Fighting Crime with AI enables forensics
  • Transforming the Face of Modern Banking
  • Maximising Mobile Identity and 5G
  • Privacy, Regulation and Legal Issues
  • Cross Border eID Interoperability including go.eIDAS
  • H2020 Projects and Results

The deadline to submit at paper is 21st February. Applications can made at: www.eema.org/eema-2020-call-for-contributions