In May, The White House released an executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity. The order came with various directives for Federal Civilian Executive Branch agencies. Among other efforts, the order focused on the federal government’s advance toward zero trust architecture (ZTA). It framed this journey as one “which shall incorporate, as appropriate, the migration steps that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … has outlined in standards and guidance.”
This action item raises an important question. What standards and guidance has NIST outlined in reference to zero trust? Let’s take a look below.