Richard Clarke to Deliver Keynote at CTST 2005

Tuesday 11 January 2005 03:03 CET | News

Richard A. Clarke, former counterterrorism czar, special advisor to the president for cyber security and author of Against All Enemies: Inside Americas War on Terror, will present the opening keynote address at the 15th Annual CardTech/SecurTech (CTST) Conference being held April 12 â€â€Å“ 14, 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

CTST is North America’s largest card technology conference covering IT and physical access security and secure payment transactions. Drawing from his extraordinary experience involving America’s decades-long confrontation with terrorism, Mr. Clarke will provide a fascinating insider’s look at how the current administration is tackling the potential for terrorist attacks with initiatives such as Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, a mandatory, Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and contractors. While cyber security advisor to President George W. Bush, Mr. Clarke saw the rise in identity theft crime, a challenge still facing the nation’s financial institutions and e-commerce providers today. In his address, Mr. Clarke will discuss the role that smart cards and other security technologies will play to help eliminate fraud while increasing privacy and security. Mr. Clarke served the last three presidential administrations as a senior White House advisor. He was named counterterrorism czar for both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Under George W. Bush, he was also the special advisor to the President for Cyber Security. Initially appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence by Ronald Regan, Clarke was the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in George H.W. Bush’s administration, coordinating diplomatic efforts to support the 1990-91 Gulf War and the subsequent security arrangements. He has worked for seven presidents and devoted three decades of his professional life to combating the terrorist threat to America. His address is one of many highlights at CTST 2005 as the conference expands the content of its program in two distinct directions: physical and logical access security and transaction technology. The move gives attendees and exhibitors two conferences; one large event. The keynote, open to all attendees, will kick off the event at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12 followed by an awards presentation. The exhibition hall hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The program agenda and registration information is available at

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