Federal cybersecurity is at a critical juncture. Networks are growing in size and complexity, requiring massive amounts of rapid data transfer to maintain situational awareness on the digital and physical battlefield. This expansion is stretching cybersecurity apparatuses to their breaking point as the ever-growing number of users and endpoints increases the attack surface of the network. Inherent trust of users and devices inside the perimeter of the network is no longer working, causing public sector organizations to consider whether zero trust architectures can help solve modern security challenges. This whitepaper from Forcepoint provides an overview on the fundamentals of zero trust, and details why agencies must think beyond identity to develop a mitigation program to improve their cybersecurity posture.
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