Thursday, July 18, 2019
Draft NIST Cybersecurity White Paper on Understanding Emerging Blockchain Identity Management Systems
NIST announces the release of a Draft Cybersecurity White Paper, A Taxonomic Approach to Understanding Emerging Blockchain Identity Management Systems (IDMS), which provides an overview of the standards, building blocks, and system architectures that support emerging blockchain-based identity management systems and selective disclosure mechanisms. The document also considers the full spectrum of top-down versus bottom-up governance models for both identifier and credential management and addresses some of the risks and security concerns that may arise. The terminology, concepts, and properties introduced in this work can facilitate communications amongst business owners, software developers, cybersecurity professionals within an organization, and individuals who are or will be using such systems.
A public comment period for this document is open until August 9, 2019. See the publication details link for a copy of the document and instructions for submitting comments.