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NIST.IR.8336, Background on Identity Federation Technologies for the Public Safety Community.

  • 1.  NIST.IR.8336, Background on Identity Federation Technologies for the Public Safety Community.

    Posted Jun 09, 2021 10:56:00 AM
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    Hi All,

    The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a new draft report, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Interagency or Internal Report (NISTIR) 8336, Background on Identity Federation Technologies for the Public Safety Community.

    Identity federation is "a process that allows the conveyance of identity and authentication information across a set of networked systems" (NIST Special Publication 800-63-3). Identity federation technologies can help public safety organizations (PSOs) share information with each other more easily while also protecting that data from unauthorized access. Identity federation technologies can also help PSOs transition services to the cloud and facilitate the use of mobile devices such as smartphones.

    This report provides PSOs with a basic primer on identity federation, and it is intended to aid PSOs in adopting identity federation technologies. PSOs considering identity federation technologies are encouraged to use the guidelines in this NISTIR. This report was developed in joint partnership between the NCCoE and the Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) at NIST.

    We Want to Hear from You!

    Review the draft report and submit comments on or before July 26, 2021.

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    Michael Roza CPA, CISA, CIA, MBA, Exec MBA
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