CISA Opens Zero Trust Cybersecurity Office

The entity will offer training and resources for other federal agencies.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) launched the Zero Trust Initiative Office last week, expanding cybersecurity training resources for other agencies of President Biden’s administration. 

Zero trust principles guide the current standards for cybersecurity. Whenever a person accesses the internet, a computer, or a computer program, the system must verify whether or not the person is allowed to be granted access. Users have not generally been approved every time, which is convenient for the user but opens up many ways for bad actors to gain computer access. To close those security windows, cybersecurity experts are finding ways to improve user convenience while constantly verifying the user, offering “zero trust” that the user is who they say they are without proper authentication.

“We’re working with various organizations to support broad training,” said CISA’s Trusted Internet Connections Program Manager Sean Connelly. “We also have some in-house training we’ve done with a number of agencies [and have made available] playbooks and guidance [for] agencies that want to know how to move toward zero trust.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Program Manager Connelly as he facilitates the training of federal agencies in cyber security.
  • For Director Jen Easterly to be led by God as she heads the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Sources: FedScoop, MeriTalk


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