The March 14, 2012, edition of SC Magazine, Australian Edition, includes Part B of a two part series on “A New Theory of Digital Identity.” Part A was entitled “Federated Identity: Easier said than done.” Part B is entitled, “The Ecology and Natural History of Digital Identity,” and includes this view of the U.S. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace:
Truthfully, the ecosystem anticipated by The Laws of Identity and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC; see http://www.nist.gov/nstic) is an elaborate IT architecture with predefined and often novel roles for all players. At the time of writing, NSTIC is far from complete, with many anticipating that special new legislation will be needed to allocate liability when using privately issued identities. Nobody yet knows if the system is sustainable by the private sector. The prefix “eco” is optimistic.
I think that is correct.
The entire article can be read at: A new theory of digital identity - Risk - SC Magazine Australia - Secure Business Intelligence .