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Zero Trust Called ‘Bread and Butter’ of Health Agency Cyber Ops

Federal agency leaders agree that zero trust security is the “bread and butter” of their agencies’ cybersecurity operations in order to best secure personal health information, where the stakes are high given the special sensitivity of that data.

At the GDIT Emerge Health 2022 conference on Nov. 3, Col. Joseph Hoffert, chief of the Risk Management Executive Division within the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and senior information security officer, explained that because healthcare data needs to be accessible and shareable – unlike other classified data – it requires a strong cyber defense to protect it.