As a corollary requirement, when considering physical tokens, functionality is directly related to capabilities. Consequently, physical token appropriateness should be evaluated based on the set of attributes applicable to the existing set of activities and their specific properties. In other words, determining physical token functionality is a characteristic association ensuring the quality of hardware and/or software products utilized for accessing objects meet intended purpose expectations throughout their life cycle. Adequate physical token functions are those that satisfy stated or implied criteria of users and management. These value drivers emanate from business and governance domain perceptions, where the former is typically focusing on functionality and delivery velocity, while the latter tends to emphasize cost-efficiency, return on investment and compliance.
“View Part I of the Physical Token Protection series here“