CertiPath’s HSPD-12 Boot Camp


CertiPath’s HSPD-12 Boot Camp is an executive summary of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and its myriad subordinate standards, special publications, guidance and technologies.

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This one-day Boot Camp covers a wide range of topics.  Taught by recognized experts in PACS – as well as PKI and cryptography- participants gain an understanding of the:

  • Motivation for HSPD-12 and why this directive continues to receive the full support of the administration
  • Regulatory framework within the Executive Branch (including DoD)
  • Impact of HSPD-12 on the business environment
  • Practical understanding of FIPS 201 and the guidance that goes with the standard
  • PIV technology card and how it is different from existing deployed credentials

Participants in this course do not need any prior experience with HSPD-12, FIPS 201 and PIV technologies.  Participants should have leadership experience in and a basic understanding of Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) and deployed PACS credentials.

Course Topics
1)    Foundations

a.     What triggered HSPD-12?

b.     How did HSPD-12 come into existence?

c.     The Mandate: HSPD-12

d.     The Standard: FIPS 201

e.     What credentials are already in the field?

f.      An introduction: What is the target state for PIV in PACS?


2)    Interoperability

a.     What does interoperability really mean?

b.     How does one foster interoperability?

c.     What is the legal framework for interoperability of an ID?

d.     How far does this reach?  Is it just for the federal enterprise?

e.     What are the use cases that justify this change?


3)    The Standard & Guidance

a.     Quick explanation of NIST Special Publications for PIV credentials

b.     What is the basis of trust espoused by this standard (PKI)?

c.     Introduction to Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM)

d.     NIST SP800-116: Usage of PIV in PACS

e.     ICAM initiative: Modernization of PACS

f.      FICAM PIV in E-PACS Guidance


4)    FIPS 201 Evaluation Program

a.     Introduction to the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program

b.     Categories: How they fit together

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