White House Releases Strategy to Move Federal Government to Zero Trust Architecture
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Aiming to dramatically reduce the risk of successful cyber attacks against the federal government’s digital infrastructure, the Biden administration released an ambitious strategy to move the government toward a zero-trust approach to cybersecurity.
Under the strategy, federal employees will need to sign on to agency networks using multiple layers of security, and agencies will have to do a better job of protecting their internal network traffic from hackers. The strategy gives agencies until the end of the 2024 fiscal year to meet these benchmarks and others. “This zero-trust strategy is about ensuring the Federal Government leads by example, and it marks another key milestone in our efforts to repel attacks from those who would do the United States harm,” Acting OMB Director Shalanda Young said in a statement. (Sean Lyngaas / CNN)
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