Making sense of government zero-trust guidance


Zero trust is more than a philosophy; it’s an outcomes-based approach to coordinating both existing and new security capabilities, a Google Cloud executive told government leaders at CyberScoop’s Zero Trust Summit on April 6. He urged leaders to look beyond the individual components that go into zero trust and look at how these security components are integrated, with a focus on measuring effectiveness rather than just compliance.

Dan Prieto — the head of cybersecurity strategy for public sector at Google Cloud and a former National Security Council official — discussed how Google’s own multi-year journey to zero trust provides valuable lessons for the cybersecurity challenges and opportunities that the government is facing now. Prieto offered three areas for senior-level executives to consider when implementing zero trust.

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