NCCoE has recently released the second draft of the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide SP1800-12, Derived PIV Credentials. For organizations that provide access to federal systems, the PIV standard is a common term. In an effort to enhance security, this standard wants to ensure organizations are providing strong authentication to PIV-compatible desktops and laptop computers. But with the move to mobile, organizations have run into a problem: Mobile computing platforms such as your employee’s iPad or mobile phone, don’t have PIV card readers. And so as more and more users work out in the field or remotely, having a PIV mobile solution is crucial.

Did you know?

Entrust Datacard has been a crucial consultant, contributor, partner and driver working closely with the NCCoE to help move the promise of secure PIV credentials to mobile with its Entrust Mobile Smart Credential platform. We have long believed in the promise of mobile becoming the new desktop, and in helping government empower their mobile workforce to be more productive, and yet still retain all the security offered by PIV cards by leveraging our Derived PIV credentialing solution in concert with our Federal SSP Managed PKI solution. And with innovation at our core,  we have recently extended the ability to use our Mobile Smart Credential platform and SDK for Apple iOS and Google Android to be able to perform smart card login to Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Mac® laptops and desktops over a secured Bluetooth channel.

Want More Insight?

In the latest draft version of NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide SP 1800-12 Entrust Datacard’s features prominently in this document. Along with this, Entrust Datacard’s Derived as a Service (DaaS) Federal SSP offering is a one-of-a-kind solution, and the first to receive a Federal ATO.

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John Bejjani
John is a Product Manager for Entrust Datacard where he enjoys the freedom and privilege to innovate and work with a brilliant team of architects and developers looking to the future of identity assurance and authentication. John has over 20 years of experience designing and developing software in areas of firmware, networking, OSS and security. He also has a great fondness for the outdoors where he does the majority of his thinking.