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CIV cards: Just like PIV cards, but for the commercial market

Smart Card Alliance embarks on effort to define best practices, characteristics of a credential for the commercial market
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08/18/2011

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J.—With the goal of spreading adoption of smart card technology for physical access control, the Smart Card Alliance has embarked on an effort to define in a white paper best practices and characteristics of a highly secure smart card (like the PIV or PIV-I credential) for the commercial market.
To differentiate this commercial credential from its public-sector siblings, the Smart Card Alliance has named it the CIV (commercial identification verification) credential.