NIST Publishes Final Guidance on Establishing Zero Trust Architecture to Improve Cybersecurity Defenses

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

NIST has published the final version of its zero trust architecture guidance document (SP 800-207) to help private sector organizations apply this cybersecurity concept to improve their security posture.

Zero trust is a concept that involves changing defenses from static, network-based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources. With zero trust, assets and user accounts are not implicitly trusted based on their physical or network location or asset ownership. Under the zero trust approach, authentication and authorization are discreet functions that occur with subjects and devices before a session is established with an enterprise resource.

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