Zero Trust Architecture Technical Exchange Meeting

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to Thursday, November 14, 2019

The NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and the Federal CIO Council invite you to join us for the two-day Technical Exchange Meeting on Zero Trust Architectures.

This event is open to federal employees and contractors and space is limited.

Registration for this event is now closed


Over the past year, NIST NCCoE cybersecurity researchers have had the opportunity to work closely with the Federal CIO Council, federal agencies, and industry to address the challenges and opportunities for implementing zero trust architectures across U.S. government networks. This work has resulted in publication of draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture. Through this event, we hope to build on previous work and take steps to further strengthen relationships among industry and government to address gaps and advance the state of readiness of zero trust architectures.

Meeting Goals

The event hosts are committed to helping federal agencies and organizations address their cybersecurity challenges. Through collaboration with this community we hope to:

  • provide a forum for critical decision makers and stakeholders to enumerate zero trust cybersecurity requirements and challenges for federal networks/systems
  • share current successes, best practices, and lessons learned in implementing zero trust in the federal government and the commercial sector
  • provide a setting for government and industry to connect, network, and share big-picture federal needs and ideas around zero trust in a “no sales pitch” environment
  • gather feedback from key zero trust stakeholders on current NIST efforts in NIST SP 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture, and areas where NIST and the Federal CIO Council are best suited to support zero trust efforts moving forward

High-Level Agenda

November 13, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Practitioners in Zero Trust. Learn from federal agencies and commercial companies that are actively implementing zero trust technologies for their enterprise.

November 14, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Vendor Tech Talks. Hear from technology vendors in the zero trust space. Talks will focus on how their products map to the zero trust tenets and components shown in NIST SP 800-207, along with their technology road map/plans to support zero trust architectures.

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Event Logistics

Date: November 13-14, 2019
Location: NCCoE | 9700 Great Seneca Hwy, Rockville, Maryland
For our international visitors, registration is suggested no later than October 30, 2019, to allow for the registration process. Please download this file and fax the hard copy to 301-975-0321. Once the form has been faxed, email to confirm receipt.
The NCCoE will provide refreshments throughout the day, excluding lunch. There are several lunch options within a quick walk or drive of the NCCoE.