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Last week, President Obama signed a new Executive Order calling for “all agencies making personal data accessible to citizens through digital applications” to “require the use of multiple factors of authentication and an effective identity proofing process.” The President set a deadline of 18 months for agencies to comply.
Websites often struggle with the trade-offs between increased security and user convenience. Many of the NSTIC pilots are confronting this challenge head-on, piloting solutions that demonstrate enhanced security and privacy is not at odds with convenience.
The 10th meeting of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) is quickly approaching. This no-cost event will take place September 17-19 in Tampa, Florida; you can attend in-person or virtually!
In recent months, there’s been much talk about the idea of companies competing on privacy. In theory, this sounds great. Consumers can make choices based on their privacy preferences, and the marketplace will respond. In practice, there are some significant challenges. The NSTIC pilots are learning about these challenges first hand.
Among the questions we’re asked most frequently about NSTIC is: why are trusted identities good for business? The NSTIC pilots have collectively started to answer that question, highlighting how better privacy, security and convenience are enabling new online business models, and driving higher sales and profits.