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U.S. Commerce Secretary, Senior White House Officials to Unveil Administration's National Strategy For Trusted Identities In Cyberspace

Strategy lays out vision for a more secure online environment, led by private-sector technology innovations

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will be joined by Chair of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt to release the administration’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) – a White House initiative to improve online security, increase privacy and foster economic growth and innovation online. Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the event will include a panel discussion with industry leaders and privacy advocates, as well as demonstrations of innovative smart technologies being developed to improve online authentication.

NSTIC is a key building block in the national effort to secure cyberspace. According to industry surveys, as many as 8 million Americans are victims of online fraud and identity theft each year and lose an average of $631 out-of-pocket per incident. Through a private sector-led effort facilitated by the government, NSTIC aims to make online transactions more trustworthy and enhance consumers’ privacy, thereby giving businesses and consumers more confidence to conduct business online.

To learn more about the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, visit the NSTIC website at: http://www.nist.gov/nstic.

WHO: Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gene B. Sperling, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and

Director of the National Economic Council

Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Howard A. Schmidt, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator

Ann Beauchesne, Vice President National Security and Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator, Maryland

Dan Lungren, U.S. Representative, California

Panelists:

Leslie Harris, President and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology

Susan Landau, Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Eric Sachs, Senior Product Manager, Internet Identity, Google

WHAT: Release of the Administration’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

WHEN: Friday, April 15th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

*Door opens at 11:00 a.m. for viewing of technology demonstrations

*Program starts at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1615 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20062

RSVP: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail [email protected] or call 202-463-5682.

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