Agency Guide to Zero Trust Maturity

Civilian and defense agencies report on their progress and approach to developing and implementing zero trust strategies, along with the benefits and challenges they are facing and the impact this has on their missions.


Journey to zero trust

The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity requires government agencies to achieve specific zero trust security goals by the end of the 2024 fiscal year. Agencies are making progress.

Realizing benefits and meeting challenges

Agencies are focused on the benefits of zero trust, including simplifying the user experience and reducing the risk of a data breach.

But, they also know that upgrading legacy infrastructure and identifying the right technologies are obstacles to their strategies.

Perceived top benefits of zero trust approach to security


are looking forward to better usability through zero trust.

Challenges implementing a zero trust architecture


are concerned about replacing or rebuilding legacy infrastructure, followed by determining the right technology, and the lack of expertise.

Investment priorities

Zero trust is the cyber strategy that will carry federal agencies into the future, guiding the capabilities, processes, and cyber investments across the entire government.

Government agencies are focused on investments that will deliver on their mission and making it easier and more secure for their users to work productively and safely on any device, from anywhere.

Respondents note their investment priorities to enable zero trust over the next 12 months, but some lag behind others. Here are a few examples.

Experience leads to mission success

Trusted partners are here to help agencies integrate the right capabilities to achieve their zero trust strategies. It’s important for agencies to partner with third parties when undertaking this cyber challenge.

Technology partners can share their experience, methods, and common pitfalls to take a holistic approach to zero trust, drive to real outcomes, and support the mission.



of IT professionals find selecting the right vendors for implementing their zero trust strategy challenging.

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