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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Healthcare Identity Management: The Foundation for a Secure and Trusted National Health Information Network

    If is to improve healthcare information management, it must start with the accurate identification of each person receiving or providing healthcare services, and anyone accessing or using this information. As it moves away from paper-based medical records that are controlled by physical access to buildings, rooms, and files, it needs...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Fraud in the U.S. Payments Industry: Fraud Mitigation and Prevention Measures in Use and Chip Card Technology Impact on Fraud

    The white paper provides an overview of current fraud levels in the U.S. and of projected trends based on anticipated changes to the payments infrastructure. It focuses on credit and debit card fraud, which accounts for the vast majority of payment fraud in the U.S. Based on a cross-section of...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Authentication Mechanisms for Physical Access Control

    The Protocol for Lightweight Authentication of IDentity (PLAID) is an authentication protocol that uses standards-based symmetric and asymmetric cryptography in a unique way to protect the communications between smart cards and terminal devices. Extremely fast and highly secure strong authentication of the smart card and data objects is possible without...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Identifiers and Authentication - Smart Credential Choices to Protect Digital Identity

    In a digital age, the reality is that simple identifiers (e.g., e-mail addresses, login names, and identification numbers) are used without any protection and should be considered public information even though they point to a specific individual. In addition to the increase in public exposure of such data, the provisions...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    End-to-End Encryption and Chip Cards in the U.S. Payments Industry

    This position paper attempts to clarify and define end-to-end encryption, and detail the problems it solves and those it does not. It also explores the advantages of an alternative strategy for protecting the cardholder data - moving data protection to the true endpoint, the payment card itself, using chip card...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Security of Proximity Mobile Payments

    This white paper provides an overview of the proximity mobile payments ecosystem. It describes both the end-to-end security requirements and an implementation model for using proximity mobile payments in North America. While a number of business models can be used to implement mobile payments, this white paper focuses on a...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Effective Healthcare Identity Management: A Necessary First Step for Improving U.S. Healthcare Information Systems

    Government policy makers are looking carefully at the best ways to improve the efficiency of information systems in the healthcare industry. Much emphasis has been placed on the need for electronic health records for every American, and at ways to exchange those records at the regional, state and national levels....

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Recommendation on the Credential Numbering Scheme for the FIPS 201 PIV Card Global Unique Identifier

    This paper presents a proposal by the Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council (PAC) on the population of the GUID field found within the Cardholder Unique ID (CHUID) of a PIV card. Past industry submissions to the Physical Access Interagency Interoperability Working Group (PAIIWG), as early as April 2004, recommended...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    A Healthcare CFO's Guide to Smart Card Technology and Applications

    Healthcare is seeing a steady and increasing dependence on information technology that is rapidly transforming the practice of medicine and the delivery of care. Technology is an ever-changing and evolving aspect of modern business. For healthcare CFOs, the challenge is not only to secure the funding for new technology, but...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Identity Management Systems, Smart Cards and Privacy

    The requirement - how to identify people unequivocally while also protecting their privacy-shapes every discussion of how to design, build, or implement a new, secure, identity management system. Designing a new identity management system is complex, and the requirement to balance security and privacy affects everything about a system design,...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Using FIPS 201 and the PIV Card for the Corporate Enterprise

    Establishing a robust identity management framework within an enterprise requires both the implementation of new business processes and the selection of appropriate credentialing technology. While there are many approaches to enterprise identity management, industry and government have worked for over 10 years to develop both a standardized identification process within...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Interoperable Identity Credentials for the Air Transport Industry

    Since September 11, 2001, the air transportation system - airports and air carriers - has been subjected to significantly more security measures and procedures to counter threats to U.S. civil aviation. One area of security that has received considerable attention is the deployment of an interoperable Identification (ID) credential system...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Emergency Response Official Credentials: An Approach to Attain Trust in Credentials Across Multiple Jurisdictions for Disaster Response and Recovery

    Emergency Response Officials (EROs) require a means of identifying themselves and their abilities (skill sets and attributes) for daily access to work locations and sites during routine and emergency situations or special events. This need extends to all emergency response communities1 and applies both in their local areas and across...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Transit Payment System Security

    Security is a core element of any payment or access system; a properly-designed system is not dependent on the security of any single component. No single security mechanism provides complete security and, indeed, complete security does not exist. The objective in any secure system design must be to implement the...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Proximity Mobile Payments Business Scenarios: Research Report on Stakeholder Perspectives

    The consensus of 86% of the industry stakeholders interviewed was that NFC-based proximity mobile payments will be adopted, and that the business model will require collaboration among banks, mobile operators, merchants, handset manufacturers and other service providers. Although the Collaboration Model appears most feasible, rapid adoption is hindered by the...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Using FIPS 201 and the PIV Card for the Corporate Enterprise

    Establishing a robust identity management framework within an enterprise requires both the implementation of new business processes and the selection of appropriate credentialing technology. While there are many approaches to enterprise identity management, industry and government have worked for over 10 years to develop both a standardized identification process within...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Security of Proximity Mobile Payments

    This white paper provides an overview of the proximity mobile payments ecosystem. It describes both the end-to-end security requirements and an implementation model for using proximity mobile payments in North America. While a number of business models can be used to implement mobile payments, this white paper focuses on a...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Identity Management Systems, Smart Cards and Privacy

    The requirement - how to identify people unequivocally while also protecting their privacy-shapes every discussion of how to design, build, or implement a new, secure, identity management system. Designing a new identity management system is complex, and the requirement to balance security and privacy affects everything about a system design,...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Healthcare Identity Management: The Foundation for a Secure and Trusted National Health Information Network

    If is to improve healthcare information management, it must start with the accurate identification of each person receiving or providing healthcare services, and anyone accessing or using this information. As it moves away from paper-based medical records that are controlled by physical access to buildings, rooms, and files, it needs...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Identifiers and Authentication - Smart Credential Choices to Protect Digital Identity

    In a digital age, the reality is that simple identifiers (e.g., e-mail addresses, login names, and identification numbers) are used without any protection and should be considered public information even though they point to a specific individual. In addition to the increase in public exposure of such data, the provisions...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Effective Healthcare Identity Management: A Necessary First Step for Improving U.S. Healthcare Information Systems

    Government policy makers are looking carefully at the best ways to improve the efficiency of information systems in the healthcare industry. Much emphasis has been placed on the need for electronic health records for every American, and at ways to exchange those records at the regional, state and national levels....

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Interoperable Identity Credentials for the Air Transport Industry

    Since September 11, 2001, the air transportation system - airports and air carriers - has been subjected to significantly more security measures and procedures to counter threats to U.S. civil aviation. One area of security that has received considerable attention is the deployment of an interoperable Identification (ID) credential system...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Emergency Response Official Credentials: An Approach to Attain Trust in Credentials Across Multiple Jurisdictions for Disaster Response and Recovery

    Emergency Response Officials (EROs) require a means of identifying themselves and their abilities (skill sets and attributes) for daily access to work locations and sites during routine and emergency situations or special events. This need extends to all emergency response communities1 and applies both in their local areas and across...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    End-to-End Encryption and Chip Cards in the U.S. Payments Industry

    This position paper attempts to clarify and define end-to-end encryption, and detail the problems it solves and those it does not. It also explores the advantages of an alternative strategy for protecting the cardholder data - moving data protection to the true endpoint, the payment card itself, using chip card...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Fraud in the U.S. Payments Industry: Fraud Mitigation and Prevention Measures in Use and Chip Card Technology Impact on Fraud

    The white paper provides an overview of current fraud levels in the U.S. and of projected trends based on anticipated changes to the payments infrastructure. It focuses on credit and debit card fraud, which accounts for the vast majority of payment fraud in the U.S. Based on a cross-section of...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Transit Payment System Security

    Security is a core element of any payment or access system; a properly-designed system is not dependent on the security of any single component. No single security mechanism provides complete security and, indeed, complete security does not exist. The objective in any secure system design must be to implement the...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    A Healthcare CFO's Guide to Smart Card Technology and Applications

    Healthcare is seeing a steady and increasing dependence on information technology that is rapidly transforming the practice of medicine and the delivery of care. Technology is an ever-changing and evolving aspect of modern business. For healthcare CFOs, the challenge is not only to secure the funding for new technology, but...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Authentication Mechanisms for Physical Access Control

    The Protocol for Lightweight Authentication of IDentity (PLAID) is an authentication protocol that uses standards-based symmetric and asymmetric cryptography in a unique way to protect the communications between smart cards and terminal devices. Extremely fast and highly secure strong authentication of the smart card and data objects is possible without...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Recommendation on the Credential Numbering Scheme for the FIPS 201 PIV Card Global Unique Identifier

    This paper presents a proposal by the Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council (PAC) on the population of the GUID field found within the Cardholder Unique ID (CHUID) of a PIV card. Past industry submissions to the Physical Access Interagency Interoperability Working Group (PAIIWG), as early as April 2004, recommended...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Proximity Mobile Payments Business Scenarios: Research Report on Stakeholder Perspectives

    The consensus of 86% of the industry stakeholders interviewed was that NFC-based proximity mobile payments will be adopted, and that the business model will require collaboration among banks, mobile operators, merchants, handset manufacturers and other service providers. Although the Collaboration Model appears most feasible, rapid adoption is hindered by the...

    Provided By Smart Card Alliance