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Leidos’ Meghan Good: Agencies Should Look for Trusted Industry Partners to Advance Zero Trust Implementation

Meghan Good, vice president and director of the Cyber Accelerator at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), said government agencies looking to counter cyberattacks should continuously validate activities in their information technology environments through zero trust implementation and look for industry partners that could help accelerate their adoption of the security approach.

Good wrote that agencies should start evaluating their deployed capabilities, products and policies and analyze their individual risk appetites and security level for key missions and functions before establishing a roadmap for their zero trust implementation.

She noted that Leidos helps agencies speed up the development of their zero trust roadmaps by combining the capabilities and products built by industry members of the company’s Alliance Partner Network.

Through the network, Leidos could evaluate various configurations and identify which one would function well in a specific scenario and help agencies pick complementary elements that could enable them to meet their missions while having a granular and comprehensive view of security ecosystems.

“Zero trust focuses on the connection between users and the data, applications, networks and systems they want to access,” Good wrote.

“The approach gives agencies much more flexibility as they modernize because they can make decisions at a granular level that enable them to secure data and entire IT ecosystems,” she added.

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