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NIST Issues Mobile Device ID Verification Guidelines

HTCphoneThe National Institute for Standards and Technology has proposed a new set of policies to authenticate mobile devices, FCW reported Friday.

Frank Konkel writes the NIST is seeking public comment through April 21 regarding guidelines to implement and deploy the Derived Personal Identity Verification credentials to agency-issued mobile devices.

Government agencies currently implement a PIV card and separate card readers for authentication and near field communication technology for reading PIV cards from devices, according to the report.

“SP 800-157 does not address use of the PIV Card with mobile devices, but instead provides an alternative to the PIV Card in cases in which it would be impractical to use the PIV Card,” the NIST guidelines say, according to FCW.

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