Tag Archives: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

NIST Seeks to Advance Multi-Factor Authentication Adoption Through 6 Pilot Projects

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced six new pilot projects that seek to secure and facilitate online access to local and state government services through multi-factor authentication and other identity-based verification measures. Mike Garcia, deputy director of NIST’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, wrote in a blog …

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Naomi Lefkovitz: Privacy Risk Mgmt Framework Supplements NIST Cyber Efforts

Naomi Lefkovitz, senior privacy policy adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has outlined the potential impact of the agency’s privacy risk management framework on the government’s overall cybersecurity effort, FierceGovernmentIT reported Monday. Lefkovitz told Molly Bernhart Walker in an interview that the recently released draft report on the …

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Former NSTIC Head Jeremy Grant Previews Continued Work on Online ID Ecosystem Framework

Jeremy Grant, former director for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, said that the initiative continues to move toward the release of an identity ecosystem framework for online transactions, FierceGovernmentIT reported Monday. He told the publication’s Molly Bernhart Walker that the partnership between the private sector and the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s …

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NIST’s Trusted Cyber Identities Strategy Offers Funding for 2015 ID Mgmt Pilots

The National Program Office of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace has launched the fourth round of funding available for pilot programs on identity management technologies for online transactions. Jeremy Grant writes Thursday on the NSTIC blog that the strategy will fund private-sector companies to develop online authentication technologies that …

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Jeremy Grant: NSTIC Aims to Eliminate Passwords by 2020

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is working to develop new security methods with the goal of replacing the password by 2020, FedScoop reported Wednesday. Jeremy Grant, senior executive adviser for NSTIC, told FedScoop’s John Breeden II that he sees the two-factor authentication or token security models as the …

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NSTIC Looking to Award Cyber Ecosystem Contract

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace wants to award a two-year contract by May for parts of the ID ecosystem, Federal News Radio reports. Jeremy Grant, senior adviser for NSTIC, said the office wants to manage a future set of working groups. Awardees will be selected out of …

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NIST Budget Shows Some Shift Toward Cybersecurity

Government agencies say they are ever-focused on cybersecurity and the National Institute of Standards and Technology appears to be an example of that. The signed Consolidated and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 gives NIST $750.8 million for fiscal 2012, which is a slight increase from fiscal 2011. However, one aspect that some …

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