Teleworking brings zero trust to bear at DOD as phishing attacks increase

FedScoop: The Department of Defense is working to build a zero-trust security architecture into its networks as millions of employees continue to telework during the coronavirus pandemic.

Zero trust — a system that moves security to every level of a network instead of just at the login or “perimeter” — has been a topic in DOD’s security community for years. But the challenges of the pandemic have pushed the conversion toward action, John Sherman, the DOD’s principal deputy chief information officer, said Tuesday during Red Hat Government Symposium produced by FedScoop.

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