The U.S. #department of commerce‘s National Institute of Standards and Technology (#nist) will award $3.6 million for three #pilot projects designed to make #online transactions more secure and privacy-enhancing for healthcare, government services, transportation and the Internet of Things.
The three recipients of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) grants will pilot solutions aimed at reducing tax refund theft, improving the security of medical information and providing secure online data storage.
“As ‘America’s Innovation #agency,’ the Commerce Department is committed to supporting innovation and industrial competitiveness that enhances our economic security,” said Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews. “These pilots will provide innovative, practical solutions to ensure the trust we need to combat the growing threat of cyber threats and keep our online economy growing.”
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