Zero Trust Cybersecurity Strategy Update Given by DoD

The heightened network validation model is on track for its 2027 deadline.

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Deputy Chief Information Officer David McKeown provided an update recently on the progress of the Zero Trust Strategy. The technological roadmap is intended to implement 91 new network security capabilities on a department-wide level by 2027.

Conventional cybersecurity methods generally require people to sign in to a network once and will allow access to the network to go unchecked after that single validation. The zero trust model of cybersecurity goes many steps further by implementing technology to continuously validate all of the users on the network it protects. Zero trust cybersecurity requires robust technological capabilities, but if those capabilities are implemented, it is a very tight form of cybersecurity.

The heightened security program is currently on track to reach its zero trust capabilities for the Defense Department by 2027. “We’ve been partnering very heavily with commercial cloud providers, asking them to analyze their offerings, partner with other service provers to try to achieve those 91 capabilities to get us to the target of zero trust,” Deputy CIO McKeown said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Deputy Chief Information Officer McKeown as he oversees the progress of the zero trust security program.
  • For the Defense Department officials who are collaborating with cloud providers and other partners to develop this heightened network security.
  • For the president and his administration to appropriately attend to national security.

Sources: Department of Defense


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