Secure Technology Alliance to Provide New Webinar Series on Procuring, Implementing PIV-enabled Access Security for Government Facilities

Secure Technology Alliance to Provide New Webinar Series on Procuring, Implementing PIV-enabled Access Security for Government Facilities

First of six free webinars to be held October 19th

Princeton Junction, N.J., September 26, 2017 – The Secure Technology Alliance announced today it will offer a six-part webinar series on how to procure and implement PIV1-enabled physical access control systems (PACS) for government facilities. The series, created for systems engineers, facility managers, physical security personnel, and other government facilities’ stakeholders, will launch in October and will continue into 2018.

As an introduction to the multi-part series, the first webinar, “How to Plan, Procure and Deploy a PIV-Enabled PACS,” will provide an overview of the PACS landscape, identify the key stakeholders and outline what to know before starting a new project. The first webinar will be held on October 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm ET (11:00 am PT). To register, visit

Speakers for the October 19 webinar are: Mike Kelley, Parsons; Bill Windsor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Lars Suneborn, Secure Technology Alliance Education Program; and Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance.

“There are best practices for planning and deploying a PIV-compliant PACS in a government facility, and often those responsible for procurement are either not aware or have an unclear understanding of new PIV-related requirements,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “This workshop will provide practical guidance for government organizations who seek to understand how to implement standards-based PACS for high-assurance identity verification.”

Each webinar will focus on one aspect of implementing PIV-enabled PACS for a government facility, including:

  • Understanding what is included in a PACS project, such as characterizing a facility and establishing what the risk is to that facility
  • Establishing a project scope, including identifying and mitigating potential risks, determining effectiveness, identifying potential solutions and providers that meet organization objectives
  • Developing a procurement strategy, from determining key responsibilities to drafting contract documents and obtaining funding
  • Implementing a solution, from establishing a schedule and developing a plan to finalizing system design, training and lifecycle management
  • Learning from specific use cases, including identifying barriers and solutions to comply with FICAM guidance

The Secure Technology Alliance’s second webinar in the series, “Facility Characterization and Risk Assessment,” will answer the question, “what is included in a PACS project?” and will be held on November 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm ET (11:00 am PT). To register for the webinar, visit Dates for additional webinars in the series are still to be announced.

The webinars are being developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Access Control Council, whose mission is to accelerate the widespread acceptance, use, and application of secure technologies in various physical and digital form factors for physical and logical access control as applicable to both persons and non-person entities.

About the Secure Technology Alliance

The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software across a variety of markets including authentication, commerce and Internet of Things (IoT).

The Secure Technology Alliance, formerly known as the Smart Card Alliance, invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies to enable privacy and data protection. The Secure Technology Alliance delivers on its mission through training, research, publications, industry outreach and open forums for end users and industry stakeholders in payments, mobile, healthcare, identity and access, transportation, and the IoT in the U.S. and Latin America.

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Megan Shamas
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