Europay is an international payment scheme with over 220 million cards licensing the brands Maestro, Cirrus, Eurocard and Eurocheque. It is currently migrating its magstripe-card based system to chipcard technology. The talk will highlight the security architecture of the new debit-credit system which is based on the so-called EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) specifications. Furthermore the PKI will be presented which supports the offline chipcard authentication method.
(Note that this seminar isn't at the usual time of the week but has been scheduled for our group's Friday meeting)