updated 4/18/2011 1:15:58 AM ET 2011-04-18T05:15:58

SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, April 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), a provider of products, services and solutions for the security, identification and RFID industries, today announced that two of its security industry experts will speak at a National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) workshop to discuss the next major revision of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201. FIPS 201 is a U.S. federal government standard that specifies Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for federal employees and contractors. The workshop is being held April 18-19, 2011 at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Rob Zivney, vice president Government and Standards for Identive Group, will speak in his role as chair of the PIV working group of the Security Industry Association (SIA). SIA is the leading trade organization for businesses in the electronic and physical security market. Mr. Zivney will present issues and recommendations from SIA with emphasis on best practices for physical security, synchronization with other publications (e.g., SP 800-116, ICAM), processes for registering a PIV card to a Physical Access Contol System (PACS) for "PKI at the Door," impact on the GSA Approved Product List (APL), and why the table summarizing Assurance Levels for Physical Access Authentication is incomplete – or broken.

Lars Suneborn, director, Government Programs for Identive's Hirsch Electronics business, will present findings and recommendations from industry as well as government agencies in his role of chair of the Physical Access Council of the Smart Card Alliance, which works to stimulate the understanding, adoption, and widespread application of smart card and cryptographic (PKI) technology for strong authentication in security applications.

Both Mr. Zivney and Mr. Suneborn are security industry veterans with more than 50 combined years of experience.

Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, whose mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life. The purpose of the upcoming workshop is to exchange information on Draft FIPS 201-2, answer questions and provide clarifications regarding the draft. Attendees are expected to include representatives of federal agencies and industry.

About Identive Group

Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV) is an international technology company focused on building the world's signature group in secure identification-based technologies. The businesses within Identive Group have deep industry expertise and are well-known global brands in their individual markets, providing leading-edge products and solutions in the areas of physical and logical access control, identity management and RFID systems to governments, commercial and industrial enterprises and consumers. Identive's growth model is based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic growth from the businesses within the group and disciplined acquisitive development. For additional info visit: www.identive-group.com .

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CONTACT:  Darby Dye
          +1 949 553-4251
          ddye@identive-group.com

          Annika Oelsner
          +49 89 9595 5220
          aoelsner@identive-group.com

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