David Naccache - Cryptographer & Security Expert
David Naccache is a professor at the University of Paris II and a member of the Ecole normale supérieure's Computer science department. He has published over 150 articles in cryptography and information security and is the inventor or co-inventor of 140 patent families.
His main research areas are fast implementations, embedded security (smart cards), the detection of security loopholes and public-key cryptography. He is a forensic expert by the Court of Appeal of Paris and by the International Criminal Court (The Hague).
David currently serves in the editorial boards of 4 security journals and is a past director of the IACR.
Hervé Ammeux, Project Director & Senior Security Expert, Galitt
In his role as Project Director, Hervé is a renowned French expert in applied cryptography, payment system security, risk analysis and audit for complex IT solutions. He has been invovled in a large number of projects primarily in the financial industry but also in transportation and health cards. With Galitt, he offers his expertise for the security design and the architecture of sensitive payment systems and leads Galitt´s training programme on security.
Peter Landrock - Founder & Executive Chairman, Cryptomathic
Peter Landrock used to be a professor of mathematics at Aarhus University in Denmark, and founded Cryptomathic in 1986 as a spin-off from the university, where he had built one of the leading European research teams in Data Security and today holds an honourable professorship.
In addition to delivering cutting edge security solutions for Cryptomathic's impressive client list all over the world, Peter has been a member of the Danish IT Security Council as an advisor to the Danish Government. He is a renowned expert on applied cryptography and in 2010 he was nominated by the European Patent Office and the European Union for the 2010 European Innovation Award for lifetime achievements in the application of cryptographic techniques
Steve Marshall - Bank Security Expert
Steve Marshall has been involved in the development, life cycle management and operation of Financial Services IT systems for over a quarter of a century within Barclays. He initially held IT development, project and programme management roles for Barclaycard covering acquiring and issuing functions. He led the Apacs technical work-streams for the UK's move to Chip 1996-1997 and subsequently Chip & Pin. Steve chaired the UK Cards Card Security Group from 2006 to end 2010, retiring from that Group in June 2012.
In the last ten years, Steve has been involved in the deployment and overall management of successfully utilising cryptographic techniques in IT systems. His involvement included numerous project initiatives, which make extensive use of cryptographic and key management techniques - ranging from IT application projects to contemplating enterprise level roadmaps for cryptographic infrastructure and their software facilities.
Mike Bond - Technical Director, Cryptomathic
Mike Bond is Cryptomathic's Technical Director and holds a PhD in Computer Security from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. As a computer security expert specialising in payment systems, with over ten years experience and many publications on the themes of EMV, Chip & PIN, and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), Mike has become well-known in technical circles for successful hacks on the HSMs of major global vendors, including the Luna CA3, and for the "no-pin" attack which allows an EMV card to be used at point of sale without knowing the PIN.
Mike heads the technical innovations department at Cryptomathic which is responsible for the development of the latest security technologies including designing cryptographic architectures and APIs for improving the usability, security and key management for HSMs, mobile applications security, and secure back-end systems for banking and government in general.
George French - Cryptography Lead, Barclays Bank
George French is a Vice President of Security Engineering at Barclays. George is involved with most projects pertaining to crypto and is Barclays' foremost crypto subject matter expert.
He has worked in IT for 29 years in various industries, including retail, manufacturing and oil exploration. He has more than 15 years of experience in the IT security industry - working for Zergo, Baltimore Technologies and spent the past plus ten years at Barclays.
George attends and speaks at different events on a regular basis and has co-authored a number of patents and is the co-inventor of the CSG (Crypto Service Gateway).
Blandine Moreau - Senior Manager, PayCert
After graduating from the INSA engineering school in Lyon, Blandine started her career at the French payment scheme Cartes Bancaires where she was a security evaluation engineer for payment products and smart cards. She is now Security Director and member of the management team at PayCert (the certification body of the Cartes Bancaires group - PayCert provides card schemes and product manufacturers with technical certificates based on laboratory test reports against CB-EMV and SEPA specifications). She has vast experience in evaluation, certification and audit of payment solutions, HSMs, terminals, cards, key management solutions and more.