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Improved Security and Mobility Through Updated Interfaces for PIV Cards



Hildegard Ferraiolo, Larry Feldman, Gregory A. Witte


This bulletin summarizes the information presented in NIST SP 800-73-4: Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification and NIST SP 800-78-4: Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identity Verification. SP 800-73-4 has been updated to align with FIPS 201-2. SP 800-78-4 has been updated to support the PIV Card features in SP 800-73-4.
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authentication, FIPS 201, HPSD-12, identity credential, Personal Identity Verification (PIV), logical access control, physical access control, smart cards


Ferraiolo, H. , Feldman, L. and Witte, G. (2015), Improved Security and Mobility Through Updated Interfaces for PIV Cards, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 25, 2024)


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Created July 21, 2015, Updated June 12, 2017