FedScoop.com is abuzz today with news that the Obama administration has released a draft of its National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) laying out its cybersecurity-focused identity management vision.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said during a keynote address at Symantec’s Government Symposium last week that this comprehensive strategy to move away from user-id password authentication would improve online transactions for government, industry and private citizens alike.
“There is a business requirement to do security,” Schmidt said. “We must ensure the ability to conduct transactions…[and] interact with the government in a very secure manner, where private and civil liberties are protected — and you can only do that with some of these things we’re looking at from an ID perspective.”
The draft, created in response to a requirement laid out in the President’s Cyberspace Policy Review, will be open for review and comment until July 19th at www.nstic.ideascale.com. A final NSTIC draft is expected to be finalized by this fall.
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