FIPS 201 - Personal Identity Verification

The EWA-Canada IT Security Evaluation & Testing Facility is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) to perform testing of PIV card applications and PIV middle ware and offers a full range of evaluation and related consulting services.

In response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Computer Security Division initiated a new program for improving the identification and authentication of Federal employees and contractors for access to Federal facilities and information systems.  Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-1, published March 2006, was developed to satisfy the requirements of HSPD 12.

FIPS 201 relies on three primary ‘Special Publications’ issued by NIST which specify the required technical specifications:

PIV requirements are still relatively new and may be difficult to interpret correctly. EWA-Canada performs testing of PIV card applications and PIV middle ware and offers a full range of evaluation and related consulting services:

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