"I have never had my Security Clearance on any badge, credential or PIV card ever issued to "<quoted text>Well I guess things have changed since your day. I have never had my Security Clearance on any badge, credential or PIV card ever issued to me. If you would have encountered me in your day, even on your best birthday I would have stuck that 38 of yours up your ass and snapped your neck, all in the name of National Security of course!
The PIV Card
The PIV card is an ID card issued by a federal agency that contains a computer chip, which allows it to receive, store, recall, and send information in a secure method. The main function of the card is to encrypt or code data to strengthen the security of both employees' and Veterans' information and physical access to secured areas, while using a common technical and administrative process. The method used to achieve this is called Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology. PKI complies with all Federal and VA security policies, and is the accepted Global Business Standard for Internet Security. As an added benefit, PKI can provide the functionality for digital signatures to ensure document authenticity.
The PIV card therefore, encrypts data and verifies identity to
ensure:•Confidentiality - data can only be read by the card-holder.
•Integrity- Only the card-holder may change the data.
You should really learn when to shup up!
•Authenticity- There is a guarantee on the origin of the data.
•Non-repudiation- There is no possibility of falsified data.
With the PIV card, there is an increased reassurance that all electronic communications, data storage, and data retrieval will be further secure and better protected.