The Smart Card Alliance’s Access Control Council will stay the course, as the use of standards-based, secure identity credentials for both physical and logical access as well as government ID will remain the focal point of its activities in 2013.
The Access Control Council made strides in 2012, advancing the use of standards-based secure identity credentials and 2013 will see the council to work more closely with government as it moves forward with updated and new standards.
The Council plans to hold workshops as well as generate white papers to show organizations in both the government and private sectors that employing existing standards coupled with smart card technology can yield higher levels of security for physical and logical access.
A great deal of the Access Control Council’s 2012 education efforts were devoted to the requirements and use of Personal Identity Verification Interoperable (PIV), PIV-Interoperable (PIV-I) and Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) credentials. Built to the same standards as the federal government used PIV credential, PIV-I and CIV allows state and local governments to provide trust and security for employees accessing physical buildings, IT systems and networks.
Industry input will be a major component of the Council’s 2013 plans, having already providing insight to the General Services Administration Evaluation Program Technical Working Group (EPTWG) on changes to the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program.
Accompanying its 2013 plans is the announcement of new officers and leadership for 2013. The Access Control Council is comprised of more than 140 individuals spanning 55 organizations including government agencies, smart card and software manufacturers, reader manufacturers, physical access control system manufacturers, systems integrators and biometrics solutions providers.
Elected officers for 2013/2014:
- Chair: Lars Suneborn, Oberthur Technologies
- Vice Chair: Lolie Kull, HP Enterprise Services
- Secretary: Salvatore D’Agostino, IDmachines
The 2013/2014 steering committee includes:
- Dave Adams, HID Global
- Salvatore D’Agostino, IDmachines
- Tony Damalas, Stanley Security Solutions, Inc.
- Frazier Evans, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Walter Hamilton, Identification Technology Partners
- David Helbock, XTec, Inc.
- Andy Kuchel, Quantum Secure Inc.
- Lolie Kull, HP Enterprise Services
- Roger Roehr, Roehr Consulting
- Steve Rogers, IQ Devices
- Jason Rosen, NASA
- Adam Shane, AMAG Technology
- Mike Sulak, Department of State
- Lars Suneborn, Oberthur Technologies
- Joseph Tassone, Identive
- Mike Zercher, NXP Semiconductors