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NIST Report recommends privately led group for cybersecurity

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February 10, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Responses
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its recommendations for a new, privately led steering group to tackle the complex policy and technical issues necessary to create an online environment where individuals and organizations will be able to better trust one another. In a report released Feb. 7, 2012, NIST also announced its intent to issue a Federal Funding Opportunity for an organization to convene the steering group and provide it with initial secretarial, administrative and logistical support.
The report lays out a path for implementing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a White House initiative to bring together the private sector, advocacy groups, public-sector agencies and others to improve the privacy, security and convenience of online transactions.

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