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Celebrating Data Privacy Day and everything it stands for!

January 27, 2016

Happy Data Privacy Day! According to a recent survey of young Americans by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, 65% of respondents said they were “very concerned” about technology companies collecting digital information from their phone or computer. While it’s only January, that level of concern suggests privacy will continue to have a place in the national conversation throughout 2016.

Podcast: Protecting privacy when reusing credentials

November 02, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is behind a new project focused on protecting privacy and security when reusing credentials online. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is partnering with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office (NSTIC) to take comments on the project, which will examine how commercially available privacy-enhancing technologies may be integrated into identity broker solutions. 

NIST Guide Could Assist in Protecting Patient Privacy Online

October 29, 2015

NIST is seeking comments on a new project “focused on protecting privacy and security when reusing credentials at multiple online service providers.” The guide is titled Privacy-Enhanced Identity Brokers, and was written by The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in partnership with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office.

NIST seeks comments on Privacy-Enhanced Identity Brokers project document

October 28, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in partnership with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office, have launched a project designed to embed privacy and security measures into identity broker solutions.

What is an identity broker? It is a third-party service provider that companies use to manage its multiple third-party credentialing options. This means that individuals can use logins across sites and be authenticated. So you can use your Facebook login credentials to access your account with a Facebook partner, such as Amazon.

NIST Asks for Public Feedback on Agency's Online Privacy Protection Initiative

October 22, 2015

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced a cybersecurity project that aims to identify methods to integrate commercial privacy protection technology and brokered identity management service offerings.

NIST said Thursday many organizations now allow customers to manage their online accounts through the use of third-party credentials and the agency believes the approach could drive user tracking activity.

NIST rides identity, privacy momentum with two new projects

October 22, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is collaborating on two new projects that aim to foster the development of privacy-enhancing technologies. This work is part of the government's continued implementation of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC, a visionary plan rolled out by the White House in April 2011.

NIST Seeks Comments on New Project Aimed at Protecting Privacy Online

October 21, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in partnership with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office, is seeking comments on a new project focused on protecting privacy and security when reusing credentials at multiple online service providers.

Allowing third-party credentials saves businesses time and resources in managing identities. For users, the benefit comes from not having yet another username and password to manage and remember.