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Federal Zero Trust Policy Implementation

One of the principal authors of the January 2022 policy to shift the U.S. government toward zero trust shares his insights.

Issued back in late January, the M-22-09 memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), entitled Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles and issued by OMB acting director Shalanda Young, required federal agencies to meet specific cybersecurity standards and objectives by the end of fiscal year 2024. Eric Mill, a senior advisor to Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana, who helped draft the federal zero-trust architecture (ZTA) strategy, advised agencies to have a mix of “specific and very tangible” technical steps as well as some broader architectural changes.