Smart Card Alliance to Host Workshop on Mobile Identity and Access Control at ISC West

Smart Card Alliance to Host Workshop on Mobile Identity and Access Control at ISC West

Princeton Junction, N.J., March 27, 2013–Executives interested in learning how ubiquitous mobile devices can be used for identity and access control applications should attend a full-day Smart Card Alliance workshop at ISC West 2013 next month. The ”Learn to Leverage Mobile Devices in Physical and Logical Access Security” workshop will be held on April 9, 2013 from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PT at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. For complete details and to register, visit /secureid.

The interactive workshop will provide attendees with a detailed understanding of new uses for mobile devices, including storing and presenting secure digital identity credentials for signing email and accessing secure networks,and using NFC-enabled mobile devices for physical access. Expert presenters will examine how to securely provision mobile devices and discuss various data storage models and use cases for mobile credentials for commercial (CIV and PIV-I) and government (PIV) identity applications.

“With the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies, many organizations are seeking ways to capitalize on the mobile trend without compromising security,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “Attendees will come out of this workshop understanding how they can leverage existing standards to implement secure and convenient identity credentials right in the mobile device.”

Session topics include:

  • Mobile Devices as Identity Platforms
  • The Anatomy of a Mobile Device
  • Fundamentals of Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Provisioning Mobile Devices and Identity Credentials
  • Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) Credentials on Mobile Devices
  • Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and PIV-Interoperable Credentials on Mobile Devices
  • Logical Access Use Cases for Identity Credentials on Mobile Devices
  • Physical Access Use Cases for Identity Credentials on Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Identity Best Practices Panel

Complementing the workshop, the Alliance is presenting the Smart Card Identity and Mobile Security Pavilion in Booth 41013. This special showcase, presented in conjunction with Reed Expo, will be open April 10-12 during the exhibition and includes special technology demos by some of the leading companies in smart card security.

In other mobile news, the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council is hosting a four-part webinar series, “Mobile and NFC Security Fundamentals.” Held in partnership with GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum, the series aims to provide mobile application developers and the mobile community with the education they need to choose the best level of security for their NFC applications. The next webinar in the series is “Secure Elements 101” on March 28, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. EST (10:00 A.M. PST). For more information and to register, visit

The NFC Solutions Summit 2013 is coming this May 15–16 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, Calif. Presented by the Smart Card Alliance in partnership with the NFC Forum, the Summit is the leading annual conference for the entire NFC ecosystem. This year’s conference will cover the state of this promising technology, developments in new NFC devices and add-ons, the status of the growing NFC ecosystem, the promise of NFC-enabled payments and other popular applications, NFC implementation, and American and international market forecasts. For more information, visit

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