Publications – Biometrics
This white paper was developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council to provide a primer on biometric payment cards for issuers, issuer processors, payment networks and merchants. The white focuses on a specific implementation – one that incorporates fingerprint capture, template storage, and matching on the payment card itself – and reviews the biometric payment card technology and transaction process, key benefits, implementation considerations, and real-world examples.
This Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council webinar provides a primer on biometric payment cards that use fingerprints to authenticate the cardholder. New technologies that enable template matching and storage in the secure element, battery-free operation, and fast transactions are being showcased in pilots and proof-of-concept launches around the world. Webinar topics include: overview of biometric payment card technology; user experience and implementation considerations for biometric payment cards; examples of real-world implementations.
- FICAM in Brief: A Smart Card Alliance Summary of the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance
The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council and Physical Access Council developed the summary of the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance to highlight key concepts and to make it more accessible to its target audiences. In developing and publishing the summary, the Smart Card Alliance hopes to expand the audience reading the document and promote its concepts broadly through the identity, credential and access management industry. The summary includes the FICAM segment architecture, as-is and target use cases, and roadmap and initiatives for Federal implementation of the FICAM architecture.
- Industry Recommendations for Implementing PIV Credentials with Physical Access Control Systems: A Quick Guide to Implementing Essential NIST SP 800-116 R1 Requirements
This guide was developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Access Control Council to identify the essentials for a successful deployment of a physical access control system (PACS) that complies with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 and provide a streamlined, practical, layman’s version of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-116 R1.
This white paper was developed by the Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council to describe the benefits of combining smart cards and biometrics to enable strong verification and authentication of an individual’s identity. The white paper provides an overview of biometrics technology, discusses how it’s used for identification and verification, and describes the benefits of using smart cards and biometrics to enable strong verification and authentication of the cardholder’s identity. The white paper includes eight case study examples of identity verification systems that combine smart cards and biometrics, including the Singapore Immigration Automated Clearance System, the Canadian Airport Restricted Area Identification Card, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport workforce ID card, the University of Arizona Keyless Access Security System, the FIPS 201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card, the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), the U.S. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and the electronic passport.
This white paper was developed by the Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council to provide an overview of smart card and biometric technologies, discuss the key considerations for selecting biometric and smart card technology for identity verification, and describe the benefits of combining smart cards and biometrics for identity applications.