The cybersecurity industry is abuzz with the term "Zero Trust.” The concept, however, is amorphous, and can become an empty buzzword instead of a reference to a substantive approach to security. It makes sense, then to explore the fundamentals about Zero Trust. Access the resources below to better understand the term from multiple perspectives, and to identify common themes that emerge from the major frameworks and initiatives around Zero Trust.

 

 

 


Zero Trust Overview
 

Architecture
Thumbnail of Zero Trust ArchitectureZero Trust is the term for an evolving set of cybersecurity paradigms that move defenses from static, network-based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources. A Zero Trust architecture uses Zero Trust Principles to plan industrial and enterprise infrastructure and workflows. Access NIST’s special publication, NIST 800-207 to attain guidelines set by NIST around Zero Trust architecture.


Discover More Transformational Zero Trust Solutions
 

FireMon

FireMon is the only agile network security policy platform, providing a core foundational platform for organizations moving to zero trust architectures. FireMon allows organizations to visualize, normalize, and manage policies across policy enforcement points including traditional and cloud-based firewalls, cloud security groups, and SASE and SD-WAN platforms. Since creating the first-ever network security policy management solution, FireMon has delivered command and control over complex network security infrastructures for more than 1,700 customers located in nearly 70 countries around the world.

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IBM Security

Digital transformation and the move to hybrid multi-cloud are changing the way we do business. Users, data, and resources are now spread across the globe, making it difficult to connect them quickly and securely. Traditional security offers a perimeter to assess and enforce the trustworthiness of these connections, but this current ecosystem requires a different approach. Organizations are turning to IBM Zero Trust security solutions to help protect their data and resources by making them accessible only on a limited basis and under the right circumstances.

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AWS Cloud Security

AWS Cloud Security - Infrastructure & Services to Elevate Your Security in the Cloud

AWS is designed to help you build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for your applications. World-class security experts who monitor our infrastructure also build and maintain our broad selection of innovative security services, which can help you simplify meeting your own security and regulatory requirements. Our security services and solutions are focused on delivering the following key strategic benefits critical to helping you implement your organization’s optimal security posture.

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CrowdStrike

FRICTIONLESS ZERO TRUST FOR WORKFORCE IDENTITIES EVERYWHERE. CrowdStrike sets the standard in endpoint protection for the public sector by using machine learning, behavioral analytics, and proactive threat hunting to stop all attack types, while ensuring you meet the most stringent compliance requirements.

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Zero Trust Resources

Access infographics, articles, blogs, whitepapers, and on-demand webinars below to see how Zero Trust impacts your organization.

Infographics

Zero Trust Infographic: Seven Pillars
Seven Pillars to Boost Your Agency Security With Zero Trust in 2021 — To guide public sector organizations through Zero Trust implementation, DLT has produced an infographic addressing seven aspects to achieve Zero Trust architecture.

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Articles & Blogs

Zero Trust 101 blog post
Zero Trust 101 — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a rapid, widespread shift to remote work, necessitating a new approach to security. Many public sector agencies are responding by adopting a Zero Trust model. What is Zero Trust? Why is it important? What’s required to implement it? Let’s explore.

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What is Zero Trust Article
What is Zero Trust — Years ago, John Kindervag coined the term “Zero Trust” during his tenure at Gartner, in response the ever-disintegrating network perimeter, and attendant failure of traditional network defenses – firewalls, IPS/IDS, proxies, and similar systems. The question then arises: what IS Zero Trust anyway?

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Zero Trust Model and Data-Loss Prevention
Zero Trust Model and Data-Loss Prevention — Data Security is one of the areas that complement the Zero Trust model. Read this article to learn how data-loss can be prevented with Zero Trust.

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Rebuilding America's Cybersecurity Workforce
Rebuilding America's Cybersecurity Workforce — Don Maclean discusses the Biden Administration's proposed addition of $9B to the Technology Modernization Fund.

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Don Maclean on Trusting Zero Trust Architecture
>strong>Don Maclean on Trusting Zero Trust Architecture — Don Mclean discusses 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.
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The Colonial Pipeline Hack: It’s Real, It Will Happen Again, and We Must Be Prepared
The Colonial Pipeline Hack — Don Maclean dissects the implication of the latest hack, how it will happen again, and how we must prepare.
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Zero Trust: Executive Order on Nation's Cybersecurity Blog
Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity — Don Maclean discusses President Biden's “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity”, which requires government agencies to present plans for implementing a Zero Trust architecture, among other directives.

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NIST, NSA, DoD, or HHS? Which ZT recommendation?
NIST, NSA, DoD, or HHS – which zero trust recommendation makes the most sense? — Don Maclean discusses what separates these disparate documents, and which one should government agencies follow as they implement a zero trust architecture within their IT organization?

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Whitepapers

Modernization requires leadership: Leading the way to Zero trust
Modernization Requires Leadership: Leading the Way to Zero Trust — Know what tools to use to deter adversaries in cyberspace. Watch our panel with cybersecurity leaders discuss their strategies to secure against cyberattacks.

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ICIT White Paper: Zero Trust: Buzzword or Panacea?
Zero Trust: Buzzword or Panacea? — An essay that poses the fundamental questions about Zero Trust, including, “What problem(s) does ZT solve?”, “What does a successful ZT implementation require, and is it worth the cost?” and “How does ZT align with industry trends such as hybrid cloud, and work-from-home?”

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Webinars

Trust in Zero Trust presentation
Trust in Zero Trust — The industry is abuzz with the term “Zero Trust”, but how much trust is there in this term? Don Maclean visits the general features surrounding Zero Trust to narrow down what Zero Trust truly enclaves.

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How Many Problems Does Zero Trust Really Solve?
How Many Problems Does Zero Trust Really Solve? — The ICIT Briefing panel on “How many problems does Zero Trust solve?” discusses the truth and myths known about the concept of Zero Trust known today.

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Zero Trust: Who’s In Your Network?
Zero Trust: Who's in Your Network? — Join our discussion with Scott Rose, Andrew Harris, Matt Glenn, and Brian Campo where we will be exploring the implications of implementing a Zero Trust program in a remote workforce.

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Zero Trust Solution Assets
 

FireMon

Four Factors Necessary for Zero Trust
Public Sector Compliance at Scale — In this eBook, we will show you how you can avoid the tripwires that lead to Zero Trust failure.

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The Future of Network Security
The Future of Network Security — With so much change, it’s hard to see the future of network security with any clarity – unless you have these key insights from 500 IT security leaders to help.

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ZZero Trust Architecture Coverage With FireMon Data Sheet
Zero Trust Architecture Coverage With FireMon — Learn how only FireMon can deliver complete visibility and control across the entire IT landscape to automate policy changes, compliance, and minimize policy-related risk.

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IBM

IBM Zero Trust POV: Be Open. Be Secure. Be Fearless.
IBM Zero Trust POV: Be Open. Be Secure. Be Fearless. — IBM delivers zero trust expertise, integrates products and services in an extended partner ecosystem.

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IBM Securing the Journey to Cloud With Zero Trust
Securing the Journey to Cloud With Zero Trust — The shift to Cloud requires a shift from static, network based perimeters to dynamic, Zero Trust principles focused on users, assets and resources.

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AWS

Public Sector Compliance at Scale
Public Sector Compliance at Scale — How can Federal agencies focus on elevating their cloud security posture, without worrying about compliance? Providing the public sector compliance at scale – it’s time to make the path to cloud seamless and cost-efficient, no matter what your needs.

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Conquer Your Share of Security in Government Cloud Migration
Conquer Your Share of Security in Government Cloud Migration — As a pillar to cloud success, security remains a major concern for agencies. The public sector is working tirelessly to discover and implement solutions that will help agencies handle their growing data sets while combatting evolving cyber threats.

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Zero Trust Architecture Coverage With Amazon Web Services
Zero Trust Architecture Coverage With Amazon Web Services — Built for Zero Trust since its inception, AWS cloud offerings continue to provide scalable, secure architectures.

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CrowdStrike

Upscaling ROI With Frictionless Zero Trust
Upscaling ROI With Frictionless Zero Trust — Greater adoption, but higher security risks and lower adaptability to new market reality.

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Trusting Zero Trust
Trusting Zero Trust — As a pillar to cloud success, security remains a major concern for agencies. The public sector is working tirelessly to discover and implement solutions that will help agencies handle their growing data sets while combatting evolving cyber threats.

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