NIST Announces Tech Collaborators on NCCoE Zero Trust Project

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has selected technology collaborators who have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with NIST for its “Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture” project.

Selected were Amazon Web Services, Appgate, Cisco, F5 Networks, FireEye, Forescout, IBM, Ivanti, Lookout, McAfee, Microsoft, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, PC Matic, Radiant Logic, SailPoint Technologies, Symantec (Broadcom), Tenable and Zscaler.

This project is moving into the design and build phase. You can learn more about the NCCoE project on zero trust by reading the Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture Project Description. A brief overview of the project is also available in this two-page fact sheet.

The proliferation of cloud computing, mobile device use, and the Internet of Things has dissolved traditional network boundaries. Hardened network perimeters alone are no longer effective for providing enterprise security in a world of increasingly sophisticated threats. Zero trust is a design approach to architecting an information technology (IT) environment that could reduce an organization’s risk exposure in a “perimeter-less” world.

Read more at: Homeland Security Today