Posts Tagged ‘National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace’

Fixing the Web’s trust issues | Workers’ Edge – CNET News

While addressing larger issues of trust on the Internet, CNET's Dennis O'Reilly has this to say about the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC): NSTIC is a noble effort that calls for creation of private trusted authorities to serve as go-betweens when consumers interact with Web services. The theory is that consumers will trust […]

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May 10th, 2011 NS-TIC

The Password is Dead. Time for Better Online Security.

Forbes reported on the recent release of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace in an article by Kashmir Hill dated April 15, 2011.  The article provides a great understanding of what the NSTIC aims to accomplish and why it was necessary in the first place. Essentially, the days of the username and password […]

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Administration Releases National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

The White HouseOffice of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 15, 2011 Administration Releases Strategy to Protect Online Consumers and Support Innovation and Fact Sheet on National Strategy for Trusted Indentities [sic] in Cyberspace [full strategy, here] WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Obama Administration released the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), […]

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Apr 15th, 2011 Uncategorized

When Do People Care Who You Are Online?

In an article dated April 1, 2011, Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, of nextgov, reports on the pitfalls of a "federated authentication" system, which were recently highlighted by Ross Anderson,  a professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University. Professor Anderson recenlty published a paper entitled "Can we Fix the Security Economic of Federated Authentication?" in which he brings to […]

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National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace: Securing the Internet or Attacking Civil Liberties? – by DHS Fellows

On Thursday, March 24, 2011, two Department of Homeland Security Fellows at Syracuse University spoke on  National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace: Securing the Internet or Attacking Civil Liberties?  A PDF file of the slides that they used can be downloaded here.  Below is an outline of their presentation. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in […]

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Editorial: Obama and the Internet Pharaoh

In an editorial appearing in the Washington Times on February 4, 2011, the writer criticizes the Obama Administration's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace ("NS-TIC"), as well as the federal government overall for recent attempts to grant "a White House cyberczar [what the writer calls] Mubarak-like power to declare an emergency and issue directives […]

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Negotiations Over New Zealand’s IGovt Identity Plan

Tom Pullar-Strecker, of Stuff.Co.NZ, an online news agency, reports in an article published February 7, 2011, that the New Zealand Government is working with NZ Post (New Zealand's postal service) "to promote its $122 million iGovt identity system, which may now be mirrored in the United States by the Obama Administration."  Internal Affairs – the […]

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The Man in Charge of Making the Web Safer: Q&A with Howard Schmidt

MSNBC's Herb "Consumer Man" Weisbaum recently sat down with the White House's Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt for a Q&A session regarding the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NS-TIC).  Schmidt's answers help to fill in the details of the NS-TIC, as well as give some insight into future plans for the Strategy.  Thus, a […]

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The Heritage Foundation: “National Internet ID: Calls for Caution”

Jena Baker McNeill and James Carafano, Ph.D., both of The Heritage Foundation, have recently published a short paper, called a "WebMemo," in which they essentially have laid out the pros and cons of the Administration's proposed National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. They caution that "[b]efore the federal government progresses too far on its project, it […]

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Believes that NSTIC “poses a serious threat to privacy and free speech online” — Fox News

According to a Fox News article: Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, told that he believes that the initiative poses a serious threat to privacy and free speech online. "It's not entirely clear to me what, even now after having followed this program for months, […]

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Jan 17th, 2011 NS-TIC

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. Full biography

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. She is the 2018-9 Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, as well as a member of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

Anna Maria Castillois 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography


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