Discussion (350-400 words):
The Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card is used in non-military government agencies for authentication and identification to gain access to systems, networks, and online resources. These cards, in combination with a personal identification number, meet two-factor requirements. PIV credentials also are designed to help reduce counterfeiting and are tamper-resistant.An authenticator app, such as Google Authenticator, is another method to achieve two-factor authentication. It is a free app available for installation on mobile devices.The U.S. federal government authorizes the use of PIVs as well as authenticator apps, depending on the circumstances.Answer the following question(s):
- In what type of situation would an authenticator app provide adequate two-factor authentication for federal government use? Provide rationale or a citation for your answer.
- In what type of situation would a PIV be required for federal government use? Provide rationale or a citation for your answer.
Assignment (to be completed in the attached document only):
This assignment helps you develop an information classification plan to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of corporate information and ensure that public information is accessible by all. You are provided with a worksheet named “Implementation of an Information Classification Policy” to complete this assignment. Before you begin this assignment, review all that you have learned related to information classification and access control. For this assignment:
- Complete the Information Classification Standard Matrix.