US Customs and Border Protection IT Strategy Outlines Zero Trust Rollout Goals
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicated in its information technology strategy for 2023 to 2027 plans to transition to a zero trust cybersecurity model to streamline security management and enhance the end-user experience.
Zero trust entails continuous verification of all users to maintain enterprise security. The concept is premised on the idea that no person or device on a network can be trusted by default.
CBP’s move is in keeping with federal zero trust goals. The Office of Management and Budget previously released a strategy to guide zero-trust implementation across the government by 2024.
Other priorities outlined in the CBP’s document include boosting cybersecurity awareness and building and maintaining a cyber workforce. It identified objectives for strategic goals such as mission infrastructure, trusted partners and chief information officer business operations, FedScoop reported Monday.
CBP’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, is taking the route of implementing a cloud-based identity management solution to achieve zero trust.
Meanwhile, the Department of Defense has set a deadline of 2027 to implement zero trust internally.
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