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What NIST Is Hoping To Get Out of Its Privacy Grant Program

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

September 27, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released news of approximately $7 million in grant money headed toward five start-ups, all with a privacy or cybersecurity bent. The money is meant to support the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which envisions an "Identity Ecosystem" that allows for a cyber-commerce experience that is as safe as the brick-and-mortar commerce experience, with movement beyond the simple username-password operation. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, NIST Senior Privacy Policy Advisor Naomi Lefkovitz discusses the endeavor.
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