Why moving away from one-time SMS passwords is a good thing
Don't panic. That's the message from the U.S. government's former czar for secure online identity about the feds' recent move toward phasing out SMS-based one-time passwords as a second-factor ID.
18F’s plan for a single government login comes under fire
The plans of the General Services Administration’s digital tiger team, 18F, to build a single online sign-in interface through which Americans can log on to digital government services are over-reaching, duplicative and out of sync with existing administration policy, according to critics.
Government scientists ask for comments on online privacy ‘cookbook’
Government scientists are seeking public comment on a technical white paper they’ve drawn up to help the private sector ensure that more secure logins for online accounts are also more private.
Cloud-based identity management on the rise, but not for all
The redundancy of carrying a personal identification verification card when most everyone has a smartphone could push identity management toward the cloud and PIVs toward obsolescence. But not all of government is so ready to rely on the cloud.
NSTIC chief Jeremy Grant leaving government
NIST's senior executive adviser for identity management is heading to the private sector.