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As the DoD works to move to a new cybersecurity framework, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has plans to release a zero-trust reference guide in 2021.

According to a report by FedScoop, “the reference guide will provide a blueprint for defense agencies and IT shops to transition networks to a model that treats every user with the same heightened level of security.”

The agency has joined hands with U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the private sector to develop a dynamic zero trust lab environment able to replicate existing and near-state technologies to test zero trust capabilities.

There are currently three layers of defense in the DISN architecture that fall into DISA’s Defensive Cyberspace Operations capabilities: boundary defense, regional defense and endpoint security.

The Pentagon already has many similar compartmentalized configurations in place for certain sensitive information, FedScoop reported.

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