2022 Year in Review
Zero Trust Industry Days Starts Critical Conversation
In August 2022, the SEI hosted the first Zero Trust Industry Days to encourage information sharing among organizations developing zero trust (ZT) solutions. “This event emphasized to organizations that adopting a zero trust strategy is not a one-time activity,” said Tim Morrow, the SEI’s situational awareness technical manager. “Organizations must continually assess risks in their changing threat environment and improve their zero trust implementations.”
The 2022 event focused on federal departments and agencies required to conform with two Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memoranda: M-21-31 focuses on helping them reduce cybersecurity incidents, and M-22-09 helps them move toward ZT cybersecurity principles.
More than 150 participants gathered, analyzed, and shared information while 10 vendors recommended their ZT solutions. The event started a critical conversation between ZT researchers, vendors, and government bodies. Their collaboration expanded the ZT body of knowledge with papers on best practices for implementation and future areas of research. Another ZT Industry Days event is tentatively planned for 2023.
Explore the SEI zero trust collection at https://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?assetid=888825.
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