NSTIC is short for the National Strategy For Trusted Identities In Cyberspace. The Strategy was released by the White House in April of 2011. From the report:
The Identity Ecosystem, as envisioned here, will increase the following:
- Privacy protections for individuals, who will be able trust that their personal data is handled fairly and transparently;
- Convenience for individuals, who may choose to manage fewer passwords or accounts than they do today;
- Efficiency for organizations, which will benefit from a reduction in paper-based and account management processes;
- Ease-of-use, by automating identity solutions whenever possible and basing them on technology that is simple to operate;
- Security, by making it more difficult for criminals to compromise online transactions;
- Confidence that digital identities are adequately protected, thereby promoting the use of online services;
- Innovation, by lowering the risk associated with sensitive services and by enabling service providers to develop or expand their online presence;
- Choice, as service providers offer individuals different—yet interoperable—identity credentials and media.
It all sounds great but how to make it real?
Now the organization to make the strategy real is forming, led by the private sector after more than a year of meetings and input. Anyone can join the Steering Committee and all those who join get to vote for the Management Council for this important effort.
Here is how you register to be on the Steering Committee and vote for the Management Council.