Alliance Activities : Councils : Access Control Council

Access Control Council

Organizations worldwide are implementing new access control systems to improve security and more accurately verify the identity of individuals seeking access to physical facilities, networks, devices and information systems. The Secure Technology Alliance Access Control Council is focused on accelerating the widespread acceptance, use, and application of smart card technology for physical and logical access control. The group brings together, in an open forum, leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors and works on activities that are important to the access control community and that will help expand smart card technology adoption in this important market.

The Council works on projects to stimulate the use of smart card technology for access control. Activities include:

Download description of Council mission, activities and membership.

Access Control Council Resources


Commercial Access Control

Commercial Identity Verification

Identity Management

Industry Comments

Logical Access

Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials and FIPS 201

See other Secure Technology Alliance publications on smart card-based access control applications

Council Management

The Access Control Council is managed by a combined government/industry steering committee.

Steering committee officers are:

Current steering committee members are:

Council Membership

The Access Control Council includes participants from across the smart card and access control system industry, including end users; smart card chip, card, software and reader vendors; physical and logical access control systems vendors; and integration service providers. Access Control Council participation is open to any Secure Technology Alliance member who wishes to contribute to the Council projects.

The Secure Technology Alliance recognizes the top three individual contributors in each of the industry councils and the council “honor roll” – the individuals who were leading contributors and participants in the council projects and activities.

Secure Technology Alliance members who are currently active in the Access Control Council include:

For more information about the Access Control Council or for more information on becoming a member of the Alliance, please contact the Alliance office via email at [email protected] or via telephone at (800) 556-6828.