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Cybersecurity strategies need to evolve.

Published by: Verizon

Over the past 20 years, cybersecurity strategies have primarily focused on protecting the network perimeter in a physically defined space. However, over the course of nearly two years, as the federal workforce retreated home and many traditional offices disappeared, this perimeter has been redefined. Now the network perimeter is everywhere: it's the user's house, a coffee shop, a co-working space or the traditional office. As a result, federal cybersecurity strategies need to evolve as well.
To continue to secure the mission, federal agencies are identifying ways for security to dynamically follow their users, data, and applications since they are no longer anchored to centralized locations protected by static perimeter defense systems. Moving to the cloud has helped provide some options for agencies to move away from aging physical security infrastructure and take advantage of cloud-native security features that extend the security perimeter beyond the centralized office to the edge of remote work.
Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) allows for robust protections for the users, data, devices, networks, and applications regardless of their location. This is especially important for federal agencies as they face an asymmetric assault from legions of bad actors. While there's been interest in a Zero Trust approach for several years, the Executive Order (EO) 14028, Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity issued in May 2021 has been the catalyst of renewed focus on the importance of adopting Zero Trust.
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Lang: ENG
Type: Whitepaper Length: 12 pages

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