Dividing By Zero: How Advanced Concepts Enhance Zero Trust

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 2:00PM  EST | 1 Hour | 1 CPE

The concept of zero trust is the core of the Cybersecurity Executive Order released in May. While its directives and deadlines apply to all federal agencies, it offers a useful model for state, local, territorial and tribal governments and educational systems whose cybersecurity needs are just as great.

It is easy to say, “Never trust – always verify.” It is much harder to put into practice. The National Security Agency released some guidance in February about zero trust as a security model, a set of system design principles, and a coordinated cybersecurity and system management strategy. Before that, Security Magazine published “Five practical steps to implement a zero-trust network.” Both of them suggest segmenting data and controlling network traffic flow, among other measures. An emerging concept that addresses these two, in particular, is microsegmentation – identifying smaller networks within the whole to which zero trust is applied, and building out from there.

Attend this webinar to hear thought leaders from state and local government and industry discuss ways to approach implementation of zero trust, the challenges they face and the benefits they seek.

We’ll Discuss:

  • Define the elements and/or behaviors that signify microsegments for which implementing zero trust is essential.
  • Identify easy ways that SLED agencies can begin to implement elements of zero trust, like multi-factor authentication, as they continue to plan out a full implementation.
  • Assess organizational priorities for protection of the most important data, assets, and systems.
  • Delineate ways to implement zero trust in stages that suit organizational resources and priorities.
  • Understand how advanced zero trust concepts like microsegmentation can push this already powerful security footing even further.

Accreditation: Participants can earn 1 CPE credit in Business Management & Organization.*

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Featured Speakers:

Solomon Adote, Chief Security Officer, State of Delaware
Solomon Adote
Chief Security Officer,
State of Delaware
John Cleveland, Deputy State Information Security Officer, California Department of Technology
John Cleveland
Deputy State Information Security Officer, California Department of Technology
Jeremy Wilson, Deputy CISO for Security Operations, State of Tx DIR
Jeremy Wilson
Deputy CISO for Security Operations, State of Tx DIR
Tony Lauro, Director, Technology Security & Strategy, Akamai
Tony Lauro
Director, Technology Security & Strategy, Akamai

Discussion Moderator:

John Breeden, Contributing Editor, FedInsider

John Breeden, Contributing Editor, FedInsider

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Dividing By Zero: How Advanced Concepts Enhance Zero Trust