Tag Archives: PIV card

DHS Provides Employees, Contractors Network Access Via Alternative Credentials

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has started releasing derived alternative credentials to allow staff and contractors with expiring personal identity verification cards to gain remote access to DHS networks during the coronavirus pandemic, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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NIST Cyber Hub Proposes ‘Building Blocks’ for Email, Mobile Device Security

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence of the National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled its proposals for cyber measures in email security and Personal Identity Verification credentials on mobile devices. NIST said Thursday the two draft “building blocks” will work to address cybersecurity issues among businesses and are open for public comment …

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NIST Updates Specs, Guidance for Federal Workers’ Smart ID Cards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released new technical specifications on the security and interoperability of the next-generation Personal Identity Verification cards for federal employees and contractors. NIST said Tuesday the updated smart identity cards also are designed to be compatible with mobile devices and other media to support secure …

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