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Hildy Ferraio

Hildy Ferraiolo

Computer Scientist

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Hildegard Ferraiolo is a Computer Scientist at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where she is the lead for the PIV Program activities including the recent completed revision 2 of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201—the standard for identity verification of federal employees and contractors. She coordinates PIV related activities with the HSPD-12 Support Team, the FICAM Test Program and the Government Smart Cards-Interagency Advisory Board. Hildegard co-authored and developed several NIST publications in the FIPS 201 standard suite, including SP 800-73 Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification, SP 800-85A/B Derived Test Requirements for PIV Cards/Middleware and the forthcoming SP 800-157 Derived PIV Credentials. Prior to leading the PIV Program, Hildegard launched the NIST Personal Identity Verification test program (NPIVP), resulting in the full accreditation of ten independent test laboratories and (to date) validation of over 70 PIV Middleware and Card applications products.

Sessions

Federal Physical Access Control Systems (PACS): Urgent Need for Modernization

Wednesday, June 26th
8:45am9:30am
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently confirmed in a study that implementing compliant, effective physical access controls continues to be a challenge across the federal enterprise. The security industry fulfills a crucial role in cybersecurity and national security by providing the systems that manage credentials for federal workers and contractors and control access to federal facilities and computer networks. However, continuing use of low-assurance, legacy mechanisms leave significant risks unaddressed. This panel will examine ways agencies are seeking to modernize their physical access control systems with equipment and software meeting current federal standards, and the related polices and funding mechanisms necessary to support these efforts.