To have quality data an agency first needs to have quality software, which means agencies must modernize and develop their software and that also requires implementing zero trust principles, according to an official from the Department of the Army.
With the migration to zero trust security architectures is in full swing in the Federal government, top agency technology executives shared their experience with effective strategies and technologies they have implemented thus far during an April 25 webinar organized by Federal News Network.
One of the Federal government’s top cybersecurity officials said today that the Biden administration is requesting roughly $12 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2024 funding in connection with efforts to roll out zero trust security across the entire government, and voiced concern about the fate of the security push if Congress acts to roll back government funding levels to FY2022 levels.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) today published an updated, second version of its Zero Trust Maturity Model that is guiding Federal agencies and other organizations along the path to adopting zero trust security architectures.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is considering turning its current Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) program office into an office that supports Federal agencies as they pursue requirements from CISA and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to migrate to zero trust security architectures.
The General Services Administration (GSA) was an early adopter of zero trust security architecture, and Chief Information Officer (CIO) David Shive said this week that the next step for the agency is to focus on application-level security.
The challenge of implementing zero trust is explaining the benefits to the end users, Federal and industry cybersecurity experts said today at the Zscaler Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C.
If you’ve been wondering how much the Federal government is investing in its sweeping effort to migrate to zero trust security architectures, the answer to that question may be coming this week.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) chief information officer (CIO) said today that the agency’s component offices have provided “overwhelming” feedback to ZScaler’s zero trust network access (ZTNA).
Thomas Santucci, director of the Data Center & Cloud Optimization Initiative program management office at the General Services Administration (GSA), is pointing Federal agencies to sources of expertise including CIO Council guidance and FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) as they navigate through requirements for the migration to zero trust security architectures.
The Department of Defense (DoD) released an updated version of its Cybersecurity Reference Architecture (CSRA) – the fifth iteration of this document – laying out new objectives closely aligned to the broader DoD zero trust strategy.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has officially completed work to prototype its Thunderdome zero trust security project, and has rolled out the system to about 1,600 users so far, with more on the way, a senior DISA official said today.
Successfully implementing a zero trust architecture can oftentimes be a challenge for organizations, especially when there is a lack of buy-in at the executive level. To help clear that kind of hurdle, Federal officials say the secret sauce is developing a zero trust business case.
As the Federal government continues to execute on fundamental shifts in network security strategies like the move to zero trust architectures, agency tech leaders are emphasizing the need to push back against the status quo of established technology thinking.
Federal agency tech leaders this week identified issues of cost and culture when it comes to the biggest challenges to implementing zero trust security architectures.
Top Federal officials from largely public-facing agencies explained at a Dec. 1 GovExec event how zero trust security, if adopted correctly, will inherently end up improving customer experience (CX).
Ensuring a strong cyber posture against current and anticipated threats across the Department of Defense (DoD) has become an increasingly important priority as evidenced by the Pentagon’s release of the DoD Zero Trust Framework Strategy and Roadmap last month, an agency official said.
The Department of Defense (DoD) today released its long-anticipated zero trust strategy and roadmap outlining how the agency plans to fully implement a department-wide zero trust cybersecurity framework by fiscal year (FY) 2027. “What is significant about the strategy is that the strategy makes zero trust tangible and achievable while recognizing a dynamic and frankly, […]
Federal cybersecurity experts explained at a Nov. 8 ATARC event that the road to zero trust security is a long and often bumpy journey that their agencies at still learning to navigate, despite some being in the game for several years now.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is well prepared to meet the Department of Defense’s (DoD) 2027 zero trust architecture goal, officials said on Nov. 7 at a DISA press conference.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is on track to complete work on its Thunderdome Prototype zero trust security project by January 2023, an agency official confirmed on Nov. 7 at a DISA press conference.
Federal agency leaders agree that zero trust security is the “bread and butter” of their agencies’ cybersecurity operations in order to best secure personal health information, where the stakes are high given the special sensitivity of that data.
The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to release in the coming days a detailed strategy for its ambitious department-wide zero trust security strategy, said Randy Resnick, director of Zero Trust Portfolio Management at DoD, during FCW’s CDM Summit event on Nov. 2.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is moving closer to completing its Thunderdome project – DISA’s zero trust security model – by the target date of January 2023, but the agency still faces the challenge of scaling it across Defense Department (DoD) networks, an agency official said.
Federal agencies are engaged in “a tremendous amount of work” to meet requirements to move to zero trust security architecture as laid out in President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order issued last year, even as some agencies are struggling with initial steps to begin that transition, a top Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) official said Wednesday.
The term zero trust is often used as a buzzword, but Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Kurt DelBene said a successful organization will prioritize security above all else, and have zero trust baked into its workforce culture.
A new survey of several hundred cybersecurity professionals reveals that nearly two-thirds of their organizations are considering alternatives to virtual private network (VPN) infrastructure for providing remote access because of the technology’s vulnerability to sophisticated cyber attacks. At the same time, the vast majority of those organizations are moving to adopt zero trust security architectures to improve security.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) new zero trust strategy outlines 90 capabilities that will help the department bring to bear its “targeted” zero trust framework across the entire department, said DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Sherman.
The growing threat of cyber threat actors has underscored a need for Federal agencies to verify and authenticate everybody and everything accessing their network.
The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to implement a zero trust architecture across the entire department by 2027, and will soon release a detailed strategy on how it will get there, a DoD spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.