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Alliance Activities : Publications : RF-Enabled Applications and Technology : Requirements and Use

RF-Enabled Applications’ Requirements and Technology Use Application Application use of RF technology Technology typically being replaced Information typically stored on RF chip Read-only information or read/write capability Typical range needed for reading stored information Security requirement Type of technology currently used RF technology standard used Animal tagging Tag includes an ID number that identifies a specific animal…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : RF-Enabled Applications and Technology

RF-Enabled Applications and Technology: Comparing and Contrasting RFID and RF-Enabled Smart Cards Click here for PDF version. Many applications are now using radio frequency (RF) technology to automatically identify objects or verify the identity of people. These RF-enabled applications range from tracking animals and tagging goods for inventory control to enabling secure payment and identification….
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Contactless Payment Security FAQ

Contactless Payments Security Questions & Answers Click here for the PDF version of this Q&A document. The Smart Card Alliance developed this document to address questions about contactless payment security. The questions and answers below apply to contactless payment using contactless payment devices that have implemented payment applications from the global payment networks (i.e., American…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Government ID Resources

Government Identity/Credentialing Resources Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), issued by President George W. Bush on August 27, 2004, mandated the establishment of a standard for identification of Federal Government employees and contractors. HSPD-12 requires the use of a common identification credential for both logical and physical access to Federally controlled facilities and information systems….
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Healthcare Industry

Smart Card Applications in the U.S. Healthcare Industry Publication Date: February 2006 Click here to download the white paper [263k PDF]. Click here for information about the Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council. Executive Summary John Taylor walks into the cancer clinic with his 7-year-old daughter for what he hopes will be the last time. After…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : FIPS 201 Impact

FIPS 201 and Physical Access Control: An Overview of the Impact of FIPS 201 on Federal Physical Access Control Systems Publication Date: September 2005 Click Here to download the white paper [189k PDF] Click here for additional resources compiled by the Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council to assist organizations in their implementation of FIPS…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Smart Cards Biometrics Report

Smart Cards and Biometrics Report Publication Date: May 2002 Pages: 30 Click Here to download the report. Click here for the report table of contents. Executive Summary Why Are Secure Identification Systems Needed? Both government and commercial organizations are implementing more secure personal identification (ID) systems to improve confidence in verifying the identity of individuals…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Identity FAQ

Identity Management Systems, Smart Cards and Privacy: Frequently Asked Questions Click here for PDF version 1. How does information security affect privacy? The essential debate about fears regarding the loss of privacy revolves around the trust that personal information cannot, and will not, be revealed to anyone but those who need it for official business…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : HIPAA Report

HIPAA Compliance and Smart Cards: Solutions to Privacy and Security Requirements Publication Date: September 2003 Pages: 47 Click Here to download the report. Click here for the report table of contents. Executive Summary The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) affects health care organizations in two ways: first, by strongly encouraging the…