Don Maclean on Trusting Zero Trust Architecture

Original article published by Signal Magazine here.

Many federal government agencies are interested in improving their cybersecurity by moving to a zero trust architecture model. But such a move, while very beneficial to the organization, is a complex and involved process that requires some fundamental changes in how security and operations are approached, says Don Maclean, chief cybersecurity technologist for DLT Solutions.

Zero trust architecture is a cybersecurity concept that assumes a network is or will be compromised and takes steps to protect data at every potential point of access.

DLT divides cybersecurity into two broad categories: innovative, forward-leaning technologies and foundational technologies. While new and novel approaches get a lot of attention, foundational systems are perhaps more important—especially to government customers who still focus much of their spending on this category.