Security's First Pillar

Identity Modernization, DHS, and the Government’s Adoption of Zero Trust

The Department of Homeland Security holds a unique position when it comes to cybersecurity, simultaneously providing guidance to other agencies and advancing their own modernization strategy. Ensuring the right people have the right access to the right information at the right time is crucial to mission security. In DHS’s case, their security perimeter is both technologically figurative and very much literal — travelers crossing borders, agents in the field, and port operations managers all have varying access needs and levels of clearance. Providing secure and specific access permissions is crucial to both the smooth flow of operations and to securing an increasingly federated cloud environment. How is the agency adapting to challenges and leading the way in this field? 

Download this GBC issue brief to learn more about:

  • The central role of identity in a robust zero trust framework
  • DHS's specific challenges and opportunities
  • The future of identity in governance
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