Software Co. Aims for HSPD-12 Compliance
January 7, 2006
WinMagic Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, a disk encryption software developer, began work on a pilot project with the U.S. Department of State, which will lead the department to a Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) compliant solution. HSPD-12, published by the U.S. government in August 2004, states that all federal government employees and contractors (including contractor employees) must use smart card technology, containing their â€œdigital identityâ€ in the form of a PKI certificate, in order to gain physical access to federally controlled facilities and logical access to federally controlled information systems.