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Zero Trust

Zero Trust (ZT) is a security framework and mindset that guides the design, development, integration, and deployment of information technology across the DoD Zero Trust Ecosystem. All DoD personnel need to be aware of, understand, commit to, and be trained to embrace a ZT mindset and culture and support integration of ZT technologies in their environments that includes cross-cutting DOTMLPF-P enablers.


Our adversaries are already in our networks, stealing our data, and attacking our users, the Department, and our country.


The DoD needs an enhanced cybersecurity framework – built upon Zero Trust principles – to mitigate this risk and prevent it from happening in the future.


That future is now, and we must accelerate the adoption of Zero Trust.               
    - David McKeown, DoD Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity