Zero Trust: Passing Fad or Not?

Zero trust has become a thing. You might not know what it means, but you can’t escape hearing about it and its potential to address some of government’s most vexing security challenges. At this point, it might be tempting to tune it out as just so much hype. But that would be a mistake.

The point is not that zero trust is some sort of cure-all for government security. It’s not. There’s no cure-all, and there never will be, because malicious actors are too savvy and adaptable.

That said, zero trust appears to represent an important step forward in how agencies approach security. In particular, the zero trust model might help agencies reduce the vulnerabilities created by cloud computing, mobility and numerous other technological marvels.

But there’s a catch: Zero trust is a tough nut to crack. There are no pre-packaged zero-trust solutions. Instead, experts talk about the principles and pillars of zero trust, and those vary depending on who’s talking.

Here at GovLoop, we’re trying to help you make sense of it all (even as we ourselves are learning). Here are a couple of highlights:

Why Zero Trust Matters at Work (and How to Foster It)

This Guide, hot off the press, explains how this concept of zero trust will play out in the workplace, and it does so in concrete, understandable terms.

June 7: What Zero Trust Means for You and Your Agency

At this virtual event, which is happening on June 7, 2-3:30 p.m. ET, government and industry leaders will discuss the various ways in which zero trust will change how agencies work, including how they share data, support hybrid work and deliver digital services.

Zero Trust Security: The New Government Model

This Playbook provides some helpful context for the zero-trust approach and highlights four key components for your zero-trust strategy.

How Zero Trust Can Solve the Cloud Security Riddle

This whitepaper focuses on one of the most important use cases for zero trust: Securing cloud-based solutions.

We know that zero trust is a difficult topic, but we also know that it is an important one. We will do our best to help you understand how it works and how to get started.

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