January 2011

Online Security, Identification, and the NSTIC

What is this National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace?

So one of the creepiest things I have come across in regards to internet culture, the blogosphere, and online security would have to be the proposed National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) that may be coming to a computer near you.

What is the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)? In all honesty, I do not know exactly what it really is - but I can tell you what it will do. It will provide a unique online identity for each person who uses the internet. In essence this program is similar to how we all (U.S. residents) have a social security number, but in this case I do not see any real benefits being given to having such a number.