Mitigating cyber risk with zero trust

GCN.com

Mike Riemer

With the rise of COVID-19, the need for a holistic policy framework that can effectively manage security issues across a highly distributed workforce has grown exponentially overnight. As the public sector adjusts to emergency measures, zero trust can mitigate risk and ensure that operations continue with minimal disruption.

Managing third-party risk

The rapid shift to remote work pushed government agencies to new solutions, but many popular options for the private sector, like Slack and Zoom, simply do not meet the security requirements of a government environment. Zero trust establishes a framework for minimizing risk in third-party software by examining security gaps that occur as new platforms are adopted. It also unifies authentication policies in-house, minimizing vulnerabilities created by insufficient security practices of outside vendors.

Government IT managers on-boarding a number of new devices and remote users at once, can apply...

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