Watch the IACA Webinar NOW: Best Practices on Level 3 Feature Selection and Use

by | Mar 30, 2023 | Webinars | 0 comments

Thank you to those of you who participated in our webinar Wednesday, March 29 on Best Practices in Level 3 Feature Selection and Use hosted by Tim Driscoll and Authentix.  We had our largest registration / attendance rate ever!! It was an informative hour of very useful information on Level 3 Features.  Tim, CTO of Authentix, invited Gregorio Sanchez  of Banco de México and Alan Newman of De La Rue to discuss matters including:

  • Methodologies for evaluating L3SF,
  • Criteria for selection of L3SF
  • Desirable properties and must haves for L3SF
  • Successful integration of L3SF

Richard Wall, our IACA Chairman, moderated a very insightful Q&A. While many questions were covered, there were many unanswered questions which the panel have graciously agreed to answer in a Q&A document that we will post on the website soon.

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Webinar Summary:

Today detection technology is used by all participants in the cash cycle to authenticate banknotes with a series of overt and covert security features.  Level 1 features—those used by the public, are still not used as they should be.  Level 2 security feature detectors, while providing an important layer of defense, are commercially available making the features susceptible to attack by savvy counterfeiters.  It is the Level 3 security features that are the ultimate security with detection coming from Central Bank processing systems. Level 3 features are necessary for the most successful counterfeit detection program.

Tim Driscoll, CTO from Authentix, our host of this webinar, an IACA member and a company providing advanced authentication and track and trace solutions to safeguard the integrity of global commerce for governments, central banks and brand owners, has invited 2 other panelists, as seen below, to share with you key factors to consider when selecting, implementing and supporting a Level 3 feature.  The following are just a few of the matters to be discussed:

What are the desirable properties for a level 3 security feature?

How does a Central Bank select the best feature?, and

How to successfully integrate a Level 3 feature and making it inseparable from the note,

Each panelist will be sharing their thoughts and ideas followed by sufficient time to answer questions for the audience. 

Join us and be ready to learn, hear insightful perspectives AND have your long-time questions answered regarding Level 3 security.

Our panelists are as follows:

  • GREGORIO SANCHEZ: Banco de Mexico.  Gregorio is an industrial engineer, with a masters degree in Quality, has an extensive experience in the banknote fabrication and distribution process.  Has been in Banco de México for 23 years, and currently holds the position of Deputy Manager of Industrial Engineering, in charge of the design of new banknotes, quality control of raw materials and the research and development. 
  • ALAN NEWMAN: De La Rue. Alan is the Currency Product Director at De La Rue and been with De La Rue in various leadership roles for the past 18 years.  Prior to that he was with the Bank of England for over 18 years in currency production.
  • TIM DRISCOLLAuthentix. Tim is the Chief Technology Officer at Authentix.  Tim joined Authentix in 2005 and started his career in currency with Spectra Systems in 1995.  Over this time, he has been involved in the design, development and implementation of authentication and fitness solutions for banknotes and coins.  Tim holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer

Moderator: Richard Wall, Chairman of IACA and Former Managing Director of Currency at Bank of Canada