Date Published: February 5, 2016
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This draft white paper is a best practices guide. 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, requiring 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.
Keywords authentication; Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP); Derived PIV Credential; identification; multi-factor authentication; Personal Identity Verification (PIV); PIV Card; privileged access; privileged user
Identification and Authentication;
System and Communications Protection;