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MeriTalk: Federal CISO DeRusha: OMB Zero Trust Strategy ‘Just the Beginning’

“As both Federal chief information security officer and the deputy National Cyber Director, Chris DeRusha has a lot of visibility into Federal efforts to boost cybersecurity. At the AWS Summit in Washington, D.C., today, DeRusha expressed both pride in the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Zero Trust strategy, while also acknowledging that the policy represents only the beginning of zero trust implementation across Federal civilian agencies.

DeRusha said that while the plan is just starting point, the input he has received from industry – along with the interest he’s seen across the Federal government – has made him hopeful for the future of zero trust architecture implementation at the Federal level…

While DeRusha said the strategy – along with the COVID-19 pandemic – is pushing zero trust adoption forward, challenges and barriers to adoption remain. In order to overcome some of those, DeRusha said the Federal government is ‘leaning on’ the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) for help.

The Federal CISO said that with help from CISA, his office has repurposed a CISA cybersecurity training program to completely revolve around issues included in the cyber EO…

DeRusha – who in addition to his dual roles at OMB and NCD also sits on the board of the Technology Modernization Fund – said that the early implementers of zero trust work funded by the TMF are also helping him learn how agencies are doing with implementation…” Read the full article here.

Source: Federal CISO DeRusha: OMB Zero Trust Strategy ‘Just the Beginning’ – By Lamar Johnson, May 24, 2022. MeriTalk.


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