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DoJ CISO Says Agency ‘Full Steam Ahead’ on Zero Trust


John Curran

Nick Ward, Chief Information Security Officer at the Department of Justice (DoJ), said the agency is proceeding “full steam ahead” on efforts to explore adoption of zero trust security models, with the more distributed nature of DoJ’s workforce in the coronavirus pandemic providing impetus to that effort.

Speaking on a May 20 webinar produced by MeriTalk and identity and access management technologies provider Okta, Ward said DoJ is “still early in what I would call a zero trust strategy.”

“There are a lot of elements of what zero trust is . . . but I definitely believe in the idea that controlling access directly to your applications, securing...

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