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NSTIC Identity Ecosystem Governance Workshop


Since the creation of the Internet, there have always been difficult questions surrounding privacy, security and trust. How do we know with whom we are interacting? How do we know they are trustworthy? How do we balance the desires for anonymity and personal privacy with the need to secure our information and transactions? In an effort to address these questions, President Obama signed the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC or "Strategy").

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshop with thought leaders from government and industry to discuss aspects of the Identity Ecosystem governance structure called for in the NSTIC.

This workshop will review and take questions on NIST's February 2012 paper, Recommendations for Establishing an Identity Ecosystem Governance Structure, and on specific issues concerning the establishment of that governance structure.

The morning session will be webcast live starting at 9:00 AM EST. Visit this page on the day of the event to access the webcast. Registration is not required to view the webcast.

To attend the event in person, please register here.

Participants may live tweet and submit questions using #NSTIC as the event hashtag.


The event will begin at 9:00 am EST and end at 4:00 pm EST on March 15, 2012.

Agenda (PDF)

Slides (PDF)

Related Project(s):

NSTIC homepage:  www.nist.gov/nstic 

Recommendations for Establishing an Identity Ecosystsem Governance Structure: www.nist.gov/nstic/2012-nstic-governance-recs.pdf


Howard Schmidt, Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President, White House (Invited)

Dan Chenok, Senior Fellow in the IBM Center for The Business of Government, IBM and Chair, Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, NIST


Start Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
End Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Location: Main Auditorium, U.S. Department of Commerce - Herbert C. Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Audience: Industry, Government, Other
Format: Workshop


National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Program Office


Online registration will end at 5:00 pm EST on March 13, 2012.

There is no registration fee for attending this event.

Registration is not required to view the webcast.

Registration Contact:

Angela Ellis, angela.ellis@nist.gov, 301-975-3881

Technical Contact:

Annie Sokol, asokol@nist.gov, 301-975-2006