National Cybersecurity Center joins ID2020 Alliance to support digital ID privacy and security at crucial point

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National Cybersecurity Center joins ID2020 Alliance to support digital ID privacy and security at crucial point

The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) has joined ID2020 as an Alliance partner to advance the common goals of securing individual and collective privacy and security.

The four main focusses of the NCC are securing the vote, securing smart cities, providing cybersecurity education to students, and operating the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), a separate non-profit organization with a mission of facilitating collaboration across the global space industry. The organization was founded as a non-profit in 2016 by former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

“We are delighted to welcome the National Cybersecurity Center to the ID2020 Alliance,” said ID2020 Executive Director, Dakota Gruener. “Because technology is evolving so quickly, many of the transactions that once took place in person and required traditional forms of ID are today being conducted digitally. Cyber threats, whether criminal or state-state sponsored, underscore the urgency and importance of ID2020 and the NCC’s collective efforts. We look forward to sharing our expertise and learning from their world-class team of cybersecurity experts.”

With governments around the world considering plans for digital health credentials based on digital identity to facilitate reopening of society and businesses in the wake of COVID-19, the future of digital ID has reached an important crossroads, according to the announcement.

“Digital citizenship is an increasingly critical space as more of our identity is online,” said NCC Director of Business and Government Initiatives, Forrest Senti. “The NCC’s work to secure cyberspace intersects directly with ID2020’s work to protect individuals’ online identity and to ensure that policies created around that protection are fair and equitable and ensure the utmost security for citizens around the world. We look forward to working with ID2020 to pioneer new ways to secure the future of identity.”

ID2020 recently certified Zaka Group’s digital trust platform for its user empowerment and privacy protection, the third solution to be recognized for meeting the group’s standards for “good ID.”

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