Darren Death, vice president of information security and chief information security officer at ASRC Federal, told Government Matters in a video interview posted Tuesday that one of the advantages of zero trust architecture is the focus on data.
â€œWhen you are focusing on data in an organization, you are focusing on what matters. â€¦ So when you are looking at intellectual property, you are focusing on high-value assets of the organization, those are things that really matter and things you can apply as your trust strategy in architecture against,â€ he said.
Death also shared his insights on an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory CouncilÂ report on trends in zero trust cybersecurity.
â€œOne of the things that was very happy for us was that we saw that the report was referenced in [National Institute of Standards and Technologyâ€™s] work 800207. We can see that we got some usefulness out of that report. Really what that report was set up to do was be a 10,000 foot view of, â€˜This is what the zero trust area looks like; what the space looks like,â€™â€ he said. â€œWe are in the process of planning through a phase two of that project, where weâ€™ll dive deeper and actually work at what the industry looks like, what the vendors are looking like.â€
Death also talked about plans of having vendors determine their approach to zero trust and map across NISTâ€™s 80053 controls.