Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This International Standard provides an authentication protocol suitable for use in physical and logical access control systems based on ICCs and related systems which support standards based AES-128 and RSA-2048 ciphers and the SHA-256 hashing algorithm.
The standard specifies PLAID and its implementation in sufficient detail to allow any two or more implementations to be interoperable.
This International Standard does not address how implementations share cryptographic keys, access control system credential records (including revocation) or manage payload entities such as PIN, PINHash, or biometric templates or other payload objects.