The detection and prevention of counterfeiting is one of the topics that will be presented at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 10).
Counterfeit products, such as electronics and computer systems and networks, compromise mission assurance, may introduce cybersecurity risks and cost companies billions of dollars in lost revenue. Vivek Pathak, in his paper, "Preventing Counterfeiting through Authenticated Product Labels," will discuss how a cryptography-based counterfeit detection method identifies counterfeit products and can pinpoint their source in the supply chain. Pathak will present his paper during HST 10 at the Westin Waltham Boston in Waltham, Mass., November 8-10, 2010.
HST 10 will showcase selected technical papers highlighting emerging technologies in four tracks: cybersecurity; land and maritime border security; counter-WMD techniques, and critical infrastructure and key resources physical security; and attack and disaster preparation, recovery and response. HST 10 is produced by IEEE with technical support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate and the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. IEEE-USA is providing organizational support.