Security system leader Cryptography Research selected to present on contactless technology and smart card security evaluation at Cartes 2005

San Francisco, Calif. — November 7, 2005 — Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a worldwide leader in security systems, today announced it will lead two lecture sessions at next week’s Cartes show near Paris, France. Cartes is the leading smart card industry event and is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors.

Benjamin Jun, Vice President of Technology, will speak on “Protection, security and privacy in contactless deployments”. His talk is part of the “Contactless Technology and its Applications” session being held on Wednesday, November 16, 2005.

Contactless technology is developing in a number of fields and, as with all smart card technologies, security issues are a primary focus for the industry. Participants attending Jun’s presentation will find out about new challenges in eavesdropping, privacy, cloning, and other vulnerabilities related to interface technologies for contactless devices. Special attention will be paid to the design principles that address security needs of contactless platforms.

In the presentation entitled “Evaluation of smart cards against side channel attacks”, Ken Warren, Smart Card Business Manager, will discuss effective approaches for testing the security of smart card products against these threats. Defenses against side channel attacks, which include power analysis and other non-invasive techniques, are an important focus for the security-conscious smart card industry. The talk is part of the “Card and Security” session on Thursday, November 17, 2005.

CRI presentations

Who: Benjamin Jun, Vice President of Technology
What: “Protection, security and privacy in contactless deployments”
When: Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at 3:00p.m.
Where: Cartes – C10 Contactless Technology and its Applications

Who: Ken Warren, Smart Card Business Manager
What: “Evaluation of smart cards against side channel attacks”
When: Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 10:00a.m.
Where: Cartes - C22 – Card & Security Track

For more information about these events, please visit the
CARTES website.

About Benjamin Jun, Vice President of Technology

Jun oversees the services and technology groups at Cryptography Research. He has developed many widely deployed systems for the protection of financial transactions, consumer digital content, and pay television.

About Ken Warren, Smart Card Business Manager

Warren leads Cryptography Research’s smart card business development and testing programs. He is a veteran of the smart card industry with previous roles at Renesas, Mondex, and Nat West bank.