Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

FIPS 201 and campus cards

Thursday, April 12, 2007

With every government agency in the U.S. issuing a standardized secure ID, will your campus card feel the pressure to follow their lead?

Every federal government agency is currently issuing a standard ID card to their employees and contractors. Some of the brightest minds from security and IT in the U.S. government have been working on this project for the better part of a decade. Because of the massive scale and perceived national security implications, they had at their disposal input from some of industry’s brightest minds. This work is already in process to be codified as an international standard by ISO, the Organization for International Standardization. If you think your campus card program will not be impacted by this effort, some would call you naïve … others would call you crazy.

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