Zero Trust Technology Integration Issues

August, 2021
IDA document: D-22663
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
Kevin E. Foltz, William R. Simpson See more authors
Zero Trust (ZT) is a popular term within the Department of Defense these days. Many products are marketed using ZT as a key selling feature, but simply adding a ZT component to an existing non-ZT security architecture does not make it ZT. ZT is a philosophy, an approach to security, and an integration of many security techniques. The short papers in this document—based on more than a decade of experience in designing, building, and testing a ZT approach for the U.S. Air Force—dispel some of the myths and misconceptions that commonly arise with respect to ZT.