PIV in the Enterprise, Latest Physical Access Technologies Focus of Smart Card Alliance at ISC West 2009

PIV in the Enterprise, Latest Physical Access Technologies Focus of Smart Card Alliance at ISC West 2009

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, March 19, 2009 – A panel on why enterprises planning converged physical and IT access control can benefit by following the federal government’s model, as well as demonstrations of new physical access control technologies are highlights of the Smart Card Alliance’s presence at ISC West, April 1 – 3 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The Smart Card Alliance panel, “IP09: Implementing Converged IT/Physical Security in the Enterprise Using the Federal PIV Model” will be held Wednesday, April 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Members of the Smart Card Alliance will discuss what the FIPS 201 and the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) standards are, why they are a good model for enterprises, as well as introduce a number of resources that will help managers define a strategy and implement converged credentials. Panelists include: Roger Roehr, Tyco International (moderator); Lars Suneborn, Hirsch Electronics; Patrick Hearn, Oberthur Technologies; Sal D’Agostino, IDmachines; and Bob Gilson, U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Manpower Data Center.

“Converging systems using the PIV card standards can help enterprises dramatically reduce the risk of security breaches and save resources,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “In this panel, attendees will learn why using this standardized approach to issuing credentials will simplify implementation by taking advantage of standardized and interoperable products, applications, processes, and practices.”

Additionally, attendees can visit the Smart Card Alliance information booth 22145a to learn about using smart cards for physical access to facilities and to see demonstrations of products and service from Alliance members:

  • CardLogix, demonstrating the Credentsys™ PIV card for secure identity and access and development tools for secure smart card applications.
  • Hirsch Electronics, demonstrating smart card use in physical access control systems.
  • XTec, Incorporated, demonstrating smart card authentication in an access control environment using cryptographic challenge-response.

Nineteen Smart Card Alliance members are exhibiting at ISC West, demonstrating a full range of products to implement smart card-based physical and logical access systems. The Physical Access Council will also hold an in-person joint meeting with the Security Industry Association at the event to discuss the drivers and enabling technologies for next generation physical access control systems.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America.

For more information please visit http://www.securetechalliance.org.