Smart card gets security test

Smart card gets security test

The Rosetta smart card from Spyrus Inc. of San Jose, Calif., could be the first to receive Level 2 certification under Federal Information Processing Standard 140-1 for encryption.

Smart cards with private-key firmware can function as high-assurance tokens for encryption and for access to buildings and computer systems. The Defense Department requires Level 2 certification of such hardware tokens. Spyrus also makes Fortezza PC Cards.

CygnaCom Solutions Inc. of McLean, Va., is evaluating the Rosetta card. The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment must confirm CygnaCom's analysis for certification.

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