The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2010” aimed at improving cybersecurity research, development and
The proposed law would create an office for a national coordinator for the networking and information technology research and development program. The law would also establish a program to develop and support identity management efforts.
The bill states that a program should be set up that would support the development of standards around identity management, with a particular focus on health care.
The new director would have to:
Improve interoperability among identity management technologies;
Strengthen authentication methods of identity management systems;
Improve privacy protection in identity management systems, including health information technology systems, through authentication and security protocols; and
Improve the usability of identity management systems.
The house passed the bill 422-5 and is now going to the U.S. Senate.