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Naomi Lefkovitz

Senior Privacy Policy Advisor

Naomi Lefkovitz is the Senior Privacy Policy Advisor and Lead for the Privacy Framework in the Information Technology Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce. She leads the privacy engineering program, which focuses on developing privacy risk management processes and integrating solutions for protecting individuals’ privacy into information technologies, including digital identity services, IoT, smart cities, big data, mobile, and artificial intelligence.

FierceGovernmentIT named Ms. Lefkovitz on their 2013 “Fierce15” list of the most forward-thinking people working within government information technology, and she is a 2014 and 2018 Federal 100 Awards winner.

Before joining NIST, she was the Director for Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President.  Her portfolio included the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace as well as addressing the privacy and civil liberties impact of the Obama Administration’s cybersecurity initiatives and programs.

Prior to her tenure in the Obama Administration, Ms. Lefkovitz was a senior attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. Her responsibilities focused primarily on policy matters, including legislation, rulemakings, and business and consumer education in the areas of identity theft, data security and privacy.

At the outset of her career, she was Assistant General Counsel at CDnow, Inc., an early online music retailer.

Ms. Lefkovitz holds a B.A. with honors in French Literature from Bryn Mawr College and a J.D. with honors from Temple University School of Law.

Awards

Federal 100 Award: 2018 | 2014

Publications

Mobile Device Security: Corporate-Owned Personally-Enabled (COPE)

Author(s)
Gema E. Howell, Kaitlin R. Boeckl, Naomi B. Lefkovitz, Ellen M. Nadeau, Joshua M. Franklin, Behnam Shariati, Jason Ajmo, Christopher J. Brown, Spike E. Dog, Frank Javar, Michael Peck, Kenneth F. Sandlin
Mobile devices provide access to vital workplace resources while giving employees the flexibility to perform their daily activities. Securing these devices is

NIST Privacy Framework: An Overview

Author(s)
Kaitlin R. Boeckl, Naomi B. Lefkovitz
This bulletin summarizes the information found in the voluntary NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management (Version

Digital Identity Guidelines: Authentication and Lifecycle Management [includes updates as of 03-02- 2020]

Author(s)
Paul A. Grassi, James L. Fenton, Elaine M. Newton, Ray A. Perlner, Andrew R. Regenscheid, William E. Burr, Justin P. Richer, Naomi B. Lefkovitz, Jamie M. Danker, Yee-Yin Choong, Kristen Greene, Mary F. Theofanos
These guidelines provide technical requirements for federal agencies implementing digital identity services and are not intended to constrain the development or
Created May 31, 2018, Updated October 15, 2018