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Smart Card Technology: New Methods for Computer Access Control

Author

Martha E. Haykin, Robert B.J. Warnar

Entry type

techreport

Abstract

A smart card is a credit-card-sized device containing one or more integrated circuit chips, which perform the functions of a microprocessor, memory, and an input/output interface. Smart cards, and other related devices, may be used to provide an increased level of security in applications requiring controlled access to sensitive information. This publication describes the basic components of a smart card, and the goals and obstacles of smart card application development. Possible roles for smart cards in modern computer security systems and research conducted at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) in the area of smart card access control systems are discussed. A forcast is made for the characteristics and applications of future smart cards and related devices. An overview of current standards activities for smart cards is given in an appendix.

Date

1988 – September

Address

Washington

Institution

NIST

Key alpha

Haykin

Pages

52

Publisher

U.S. Gobvernment Printing Office

Publication Date

0000-00-00

Coden

XNBSAV

Contents

1 Introduction 2 Smart Card Integrated Cicuit Technologies 3 the Smart Card Microcomputer 4 Other Card Technologies and the Current Role of the Smart Card 5 Access Control and the SMart Card

Keywords

access control, authentication, biometrics, computer security, cryptography, Data Encryption Standard (DES), electrically erasable programmable read only memory (EEPROM), erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM), integrated circuit cards, microcomputer, read/writer device, smart card, token

Language

English

Lccn

88-600577

Location

A hard-copy of this is in Haas

Subject

smart card

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