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New technology tools enable agencies to gain a deeper understanding of users’ online behavior so they can make more informed decisions about authentication.
Processing Standard (FIPS) 140 defines
a secure, proven method for developing cryptographic modules such as those used for authenticating a digital or a human user.
Furthermore, the recent executive order on cybersecurity mandates encryption
for data in transit and at rest, multifactor authentication, zero trust architecture
and supply chain security. To help with compliance, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed well-defined frameworks for zero
trust and other cybersecurity standards.
In addition, the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) dovetails with some of NIST’s data protection strategies.
Companies are working with agencies
to develop tools and techniques for continuously monitoring data protection under government policies. The cybersecurity controls embedded in models like CMMC are also uncovering shadow
IT — those applications and devices that
are typically hidden from IT administrators — and making sure security protocols are applied to everything that touches the network.
Complying with government mandates and policies is essential for helping agencies discover the resources they need to protect, protecting the data itself and also controlling access to the data.
Bill Becker is vice president of product management at Thales TCT.
Cyber EO-Ready Solutions that
Protect the Government’s Most Vital Data from the Core to the Cloud to the Field
Thales TCT, a U.S. based provider of government high-assurance data security solutions, offers multi-factor authentication, data at rest encryption, and data in transit encryption solutions that address the requirements outlined in the Executive Order.
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