Software Defined Perimeter: Taking a Zero-trust Approach to Federal Networks
Cyber adversaries regularly attempt to illegally breach federal networks. Identifying those attacks can be extremely difficult, and oftentimes attacks are successful. How can agencies trust connections to their network resources when they don’t know which ones are trustworthy?
One approach to cybersecurity is to leverage a zero-trust security posture with Software Defined Perimeter. Software Defined Perimeter is based on the belief that agencies should not automatically trust any users or devices – whether inside or outside their network perimeter. Using a zero-trust networking approach for remote access, internal networks, and cloud-applications, agencies can better defeat could improve their defenses against network-based attacks from unauthorized users and devices.
Verizon will discuss the concepts behind a Software Defined Perimeter approach to zero trust security, their relevance to federal agencies, as well as how 5G fits in to the picture.