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3/7/2014
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Feds Move Toward Hardwired Credentials On Mobile Devices

NIST proposes ways for mobile-device users to access government networks without requiring smart-card readers.

Smart chip on a PIV card.  (Source: NIST)
Smart chip on a PIV card.
(Source: NIST)

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WKash
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WKash,
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3/7/2014 | 3:08:58 PM
Mobile buzz
DOD CIO Teri Takai spoke just this last week about the importance this development will have in the Defense Department's mobility strategy by eventually getting away from using PIV cards and and mobile card readers. The NIST doc is now up for 45 day comment. It will be interesting to see the response, especially since this will involve an encrypted hardware approach, not a software solution.
danielcawrey
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3/10/2014 | 6:11:37 PM
Re: Mobile buzz
I think that implementing a hardware solution is a good idea. This just makes it much harder for malicious actors to be able to break in - hardware is another gauntlet to get through. And it is a tough one to crack. 
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