The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology announced today that Daon has received a grant to conduct a pilot in support of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The NSTIC pilots involve identity solutions that increase confidence in online transactions, prevent identity theft, and provide individuals with more control over how they share their personal information.
The Daon pilot will demonstrate how senior citizens and all consumers can benefit from a digitally connected, consumer friendly Identity Ecosystem that enables consistent, trusted interactions with multiple parties online that will reduce fraud and enhance privacy. The pilot will employ user-friendly identity solutions that leverage smart mobile devices (smartphones/tablets) to maximize consumer choice and usability. Pilot team members include AARP, PayPal, Purdue University, and the American Association of Airport Executives. The pilot will utilize IdentityX, a mobile authentication solution that leverages Daon's proven identity management technology.
NSTIC is a White House initiative to work collaboratively with the private sector, advocacy groups and public-sector agencies. The selected pilot proposals advance the NSTIC vision that individuals and organizations adopt secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity credentials to access online services in a way that promotes confidence, privacy, choice and innovation.
Visit http://www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-092012.cfm to read the complete news release.