co-sponsoring a diagnostic workshop with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government on Nov. 18 and 19 in Cambridge, Mass.

The title is "Managing Efficiency, Trust, and Risk in Electronic Commerce." The event is part of an effort by the consortium and its bank membership to help the industry understand technological and strategic alternatives for ensuring trust in Internet transactions, boosting on-line commerce in the process.

The agenda, incorporating Harvard case-study formats, includes risk-analysis frameworks, an overview of security technologies such as biometrics and data encryption, and potential growth scenarios for e-commerce. Speakers include several Harvard faculty members, Kroll-O'Gara Co. managing director Alan Brill, American Express Travel Services security director Richard Lefler, Cybersafe Corp. chief executive officer James Cannavino, and Ken Geide, chief of the FBI National Infrastructure Protection Center. For information, see www.fstc.org.

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