Government agencies are well along on their journey of Digital Transformation to fundamentally change the way they manage and deliver services throughout our country and to citizens. They are doing this by thinking differently about how they use their networks and taking advantage of new technologies that enable them to harness the power of mobility and cloud.
Protecting the network perimeter
With mobile and cloud technologies expanding (and complicating) today’s networks, securing the perimeter is no longer a viable option. Applications, users and devices are moving outside the trusted network perimeter that is traditionally protected by a security stack. That protected perimeter is now dissolving – and it can no longer be the trusted network boundary.
As a result, protection against threats is now needed everywhere applications, workloads, users and devices may exist. So agencies are now investigating Zero Trust security solutions to address these expanding threats.
What is Zero Trust architecture?
In a nutshell, Zero Trust security is an architectural model for network security, first introduced by analyst John Kindervag at Forrester Research. It’s guiding concept is that the network is always assumed to be hostile and both external and internal threat exists at all times…