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NSTIC Guiding Principle 2:
Identity Solutions will be Secure and Resilient
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC, or Strategy) describes four Guiding Principles that form the foundation for all of the Strategy’s goals, objectives, and actions.
The second Guiding Principle—Identity Solutions will be Secure and Resilient –describes how the Identity Ecosystem will supplement a layered approach to security, ameliorate existing security failures, and provide a critical tool with which to improve other areas of online security.
To achieve this, the Identity Ecosystem must continue to develop in parallel with ongoing national efforts to improve platform, network, and software security—and efforts to raise awareness of the steps, both technical and non-technical, that individuals and organizations can take to improve their security.
One key role for the Federal Government in the implementation of the Strategy is to partner with the private sector to ensure that the Identity Ecosystem implements all four of the Guiding Principles. The Federal Government’s role is also to coordinate a whole-of-government approach to implementation, including fostering cooperation across all levels of government, to deliver integrated, constituent-centric services.