The COVID-19 outbreak has created user and provider fears of health and personal safety. This also presents unique issues for enterprise IT security within the workplace. Before this pandemic swept across the globe, the “normal” routine for identity credential enrollment would not have been deemed particularly unsafe. For years, enrollees, operators, and other staff members have been accustomed to being in close quarters when performing the work-flow processes that resulted in the issuance of the credentials that grant physical and logical access to its user community. Now, however, federal agencies are scrambling to adjust critical business practices, including enrollment for these high assurance credentials, to accommodate the need for heightened personal safety precautions.
Government employee and contractor credentialing is an essential service, but the existing process puts operators and enrollees at risk of illness due to extensive close personal contact. As organizations make changes in operations and workflows to avoid new health risks, it is critical that the security measures that make these credentials effective are not being compromised or forgotten.
If considering an adjustment to the enrollment process as a result of COVID-19, agencies need to remember that a change that reduces identity proofing can be problematic. We need to keep top of mind that the number of identity data records compromised in 2018 reached 3.3 billion and 7.9 billion in 2019. Reduced requirements from high assurance identity proofing coupled with the amount of identity data available from theft can create a significant risk of fraudulent enrollments. This alone can destroy the trust fabric established through HSPD-12 high assurance credentialing.
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