NIST is releasing a new best practices guide for public comment, Best Practices for Privileged User PIV Authentication. The paper is in response to the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP), published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on October 30, 2015. The CSIP requires federal agencies to use Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials for authenticating privileged users. The paper outlines the risks of password-based single-factor authentication, explains the need for multi-factor PIV-based user and provides best practices for agencies to implementing PIV authentication for privileged users.
The public comment period closes on: March 4, 2016.
Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Comments on PIV Credential for privileged use” in the subject line.