GSA FIPS 201 evaluation for Brady People ID completed by atsec information security

February 05, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Austin, TX atsec information security is proud to announce the successful GSA FIPS 201 evaluation of Brady People ID's Rigid Shielded Badge Holder. Brady People ID's badge holders protect Personal Identity Verification badges (or PIV cards) against skimming attacks that attempt to gain unauthorized access to the information they contain. The successful evaluation and approval of this product provides assurance that the information contained on a PIV card is protected when the PIV card is kept in this badge holder.

The Rigid Shielded Badge Holder was tested and evaluated in atsec's Austin, TX lab following the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program - Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeve Approval Procedure (Version 11.0.0 June 17, 2009). In addition, atsec separately produced the Vendor Test Data Report (VTDR).

James Gross, General Manager of Brady People ID, added: "Security regulations constantly change within the U.S. Government market, therefore we make it a priority to listen to the voice of our customer. We remain ahead of the competition by constantly meeting our customer's needs. Receiving GSA FIPS 201 compliancy is a major accomplishment in making sure our products meet the high government standard. We appreciate the thoroughness and attention that atsec has given in ensuring our products are GSA compliant and thank them for helping make our products a success."

The entry (#454) on the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Product List ( reads:

Brady People ID / JAM
"Rigid Shielded Badge Holder"
Part #: 1840-5081 / SH-2R
HW version: 1

FIPS 201 (with its supporting documents) is the mandatory standard that addresses the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 mandate (HSPD-12). HSPD-12 mandates a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and contractors..

atsec is an accredited laboratory for the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program which runs a product approval program for PIV-related products destined for the U.S. Government market.

About atsec information security
atsec information security is an independent, standards-based information technology security services company that combines a business-oriented approach to information security with in-depth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec was founded in Munich, Germany in 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the U.S., Germany, Sweden, and China.
atsec offers secure code review, ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS consulting, and penetration testing and scanning services as well as being a QSA and ASV.
atsec also offers evaluation and testing services leading to formal certification for IT security including evaluation under Common Criteria schemes in the U.S., Germany, and Sweden; cryptographic module and algorithm testing under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. and Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) in Canada.
atsec works with such leading global companies as IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Cray, BMW, SGI, Vodafone, RWE, and Wincor-Nixdorf.