The National Institute of Standards and Technology is making it easier for agencies to test the use of logical access control for applications.
NIST is selling test smart cards currently under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12. It is also selling security cards with functionality that may be included in the future. NIST is reviewing changes to the HSPD-12 standard.
The cards include all necessary certificates and test encrypted emails. Among the things agencies can do is make sure access to the network by employees who leave the agency is terminated automatically.
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