Thinking strategically: zero trust is a long game

FedScoop: The idea of zero trust is much discussed but not always well understood. At its core, it’s meant to provide a strategic approach to protecting an organization’s data. Spurred on by growing cloud adoption and the need to support remote work (which has spiked during the current pandemic), agencies are struggling with a sense of urgency to affect a highly secure posture — with zero trust seemingly a complex and expensive brass ring that’s out of reach.

Fortunately, it’s not, but it does require thoughtful planning and a little patience. Zero trust is an architectural strategy — it’s not about adopting all new technology or any particular product. It won’t happen overnight or even in the next few months; it will evolve over time.

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