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Randy Vanderhoof

Eliminating Cyber Threats
In the wake of the data breach involving the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) where 4.1 million federal employee records were stolen, one of the hot topics at the 14th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference was re-energizing the federal government’s efforts to start using PIV credentials to secure information access and system privileges. I go into detail about this in my Executive Director letter this month. Also check out our Center of Excellence (COE) Profile on UL, get updates on Council activities, and learn much more about what’s going on within the Alliance. As always, thank you for your support of our organization. Read the letter.

New White Paper on EMV and Parking

The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council recently published a white paper, EMV and Parking, in partnership with the International Parking Institute. The white paper was developed for parking industry stakeholders as an educational resource about the critical aspects of deploying an EMV solution in the parking infrastructure.

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