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Secure your organizationand meet zero-trust compliance standards.

ECS’ experts know how to assess your organization’s existing security frameworks, identify gaps, and deliver the solutions to fill them.

The clock is ticking on cybersecurity and the federal government has taken notice. Federal agencies must make the move to zero-trust architecture (ZTA) by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2024. The Department of Defense (DoD) released its zero-trust strategy and roadmap that lays out dozens of capabilities the DoD and its components must realize in order to achieve “targeted zero-trust” by FY27. The national paradigm shift to zero-trust is well underway.

Zero-trust is a worthy goal for enterprise organizations of all sizes, but the steps forward may not always seem clear. If you’re not sure where to begin with zero-trust, ECS’ experts can help. We know how to assess your organization’s alignment with soon-to-be-mandatory zero-trust requirements — and what it takes to close the gap.

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What is Zero-Trust?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines zero-trust as “an evolving set of cybersecurity paradigms that move defenses from static, network-based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources.”

Zero-trust is not a plug-in solution, but a set of principles and best practices designed to change prevailing mindsets and approaches to cybersecurity. It represents a pivot away from assuming trust, which allows a user unchecked subsequent access or lateral movement throughout a network, instead assuming all network traffic is potentially malicious. The result: every user must be verified and authenticated upon every attempt to access sensitive data or systems.

“Using zero-trust, you can allow secure remote access to organizational data, applications, and services based on specific control policies, while providing controls for authentication and access. You can also establish additional visibility to help monitor for potential data loss, compromised networks, and malicious activities.” — Dr. Shayla Treadwell, Vice President, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Dr. Shayla Treadwell

Vice President, Governance,
Risk and Compliance

Where to Begin

Learn more about the mindset you should adopt to lead the charge towards zero-trust implementation, along with some technical tips for getting started.

Common Misconceptions About Zero-Trust

ECS’ experts know how to guide organizations of all sizes to successful alignment with zero-trust principles, so we decided to take a moment to correct five of the biggest zero-trust misconceptions currently circulating.

Michael Zakrzewski

Director, Cyber Technologies

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With the growing sophistication of cyber threats from both independent threat actors and state-sponsored adversaries and the ever-present possibility of insider threats, the nationwide shift to zero-trust is a critical step towards securing our most-targeted networks and infrastructure.

As a leading provider of managed security solutions including cybersecurity, cloud, and compliance, ECS is ready to help guide your organization to effective zero-trust implementation.

Don’t leave your organization vulnerable or risk noncompliance — reach out to our experts and start securing your organization with zero-trust today.

“Adopting zero-trust strategies over perimeter-based security measures is critical for modern organizations. Not only does it enable them to address the current reality of amorphous boundaries, but it provides a sustainable security foundation that enables innovation, scalability, and business growth.” — Michael Zakrzewwski, Director, Cyber Technologies

Zero Trust Insights

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Learning To Trust Zero Trust: Part Two

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Learning To Trust Zero Trust: Part One

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Five Misconceptions About Zero-Trust

Myths and misconceptions abound regarding what zero-trust actually is and what it means for your organization. ECS decided to help set the record straight.
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