A zero-trust approach is the modern security landscape. The worldwide number of companies implementing or planning zero-trust initiatives increased from 16 percent to 97 percent in the past three years, and momentum among federal agencies is being driven by cyberthreats that lead to breaches.
Users inside and outside the network must be authenticated, authorized and continuously validated before accessing applications and data, and agencies need identity and access management and monitoring solutions to accomplish that. Follow our coverage of federal cybersecurity efforts here for the latest news on how agencies are laying the foundation for zero trust.
How Does Zero-Trust Security Work?
There’s more than one way to build zero-trust architecture; these screening components are among the most common.
The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program helps agencies monitor network vulnerabilities and lets DHS see possible threats.
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Security information and event management tools can help agencies aggregate expanding data for real-time analysis.
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Logs keep track of user behavior; trust algorithms analyze that behavior for abnormalities.
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Proving identity becomes even more important as federal employees work remotely.
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