The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has announced six new initiatives to promote identity security.
One project will see the development of a new registration and authentication system for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Program, while another aims to create a single sign-on, multi-factor authentication system for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and a third concerns the development of MFA for online government services with the State of Ohio.
But the other projects involve some big-name private sector cooperation. Gemalto will work with motor vehicle departments in Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., on mobile driver licenses—a concept already being explored in Iowa with the help of MorphoTrust—and Yubico will offer FIDO Certified two-factor authentication to students accessing online resources in Wisconsin and Colorado via its YubiKey devices. Finally, ID.me will work on authentication systems for government access in Maine and “participants in the sharing economy” in Austin, Texas, according to a statement from NSTIC.
NSTIC says it already has 24 projects across 26 states and D.C., with these latest efforts poised to further advance its aim of promoting secure identity solutions in the US.
August 26, 2016 – by Alex Perala