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HP Federal’s Tommy Gardner: Zero-Trust Access Vital in Government IT Security

Jeff Brody
Tommy Gardner

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 24, 2020 — Tommy Gardner, chief technology officer of HP Federal, has said that agencies should adopt a zero trust measures to protect government data and personnel from information technology security threats, ExecutiveBiz reported March 17.

In an insight piece for GCN published March 16, Gardner suggested the implementation of a modern platform  built to support three or four levels of authentication and defend against threat actors.

He also urged organizations to keep endpoint device security in mind and use automated tools to identify and eliminate malware as well as invest in recovery platforms to minimize losses if an inevitable breach occurs.

“Adoption of zero-trust initiatives is no longer a wish list item for government agencies. Rather, it’s an imperative for the security of information and employees,” wrote Gardner.

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