White House Announces National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)
Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt wrote a blog post today about the release of the draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. The NSTIC was developed to increase the security and reduce vulnerabilities in cyberspace.
The first draft of the NSTIC was written in partnership between government agencies, privacy advocates, and business executives. The NSTIC will lead to the creation of an online environment where people can complete online transactions without worrying about identity theft.
Below is an excerpt from Schmidt’s blog post:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a key partner in the development of the strategy, has posted the draft NSTIC at www.nstic.ideascale.com. Over the next three weeks (through July 19th), DHS will be collecting comments from any interested members of the general public on the strategy. I encourage you to go to this website, submit an idea for the strategy, comment on someone else’s idea, or vote on an idea. Your input is valuable to the ultimate success of this document. The NSTIC will be finalized later this fall.