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Report: Federal Govt Approaches Release Date of Updated Trusted Internet Connections Initiative

Margie Graves, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has said the government is nearly ready to release the updated version of the Trusted Internet Connections mandate, Meritalk reported Tuesday.

Graves explained at the 2018 Imagine Nation ELC Conference that TIC 3.0 will permit federal organizations to leverage cloud services under the condition that they meet the intent of controls, implement the offerings in their environment and run them in between on-premises software and cloud services.

She added that the modified initiative will also complement the Trump administration’s Cloud Smart Policy, which guides agencies in migrating their applications to a secure cloud network.

Additionally, the new initiative aims to zero out trust in information technology modernization efforts to help the government respond to data breaches.

John Kindervag, field chief technology officer at Palo Alto Networks, believes that the zero trust should be the “grand” strategic objective when dealing with data.

Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler, also said employing a zero trust approach will help the government protect networks and save costs.

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