Software Engineering Institute to Host Zero Trust Industry Days

PITTSBURGH, August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University hosts Zero Trust Industry Days to share information on Zero Trust cybersecurity architectures in government environments. Selected vendors developing solutions for implementing a zero-trust architecture will submit proposals to help government agencies establish a zero-trust implementation that meets their mission goals, budget, and scope. schedule during the hybrid event, which will be held August 30-31 virtually and at the UTE of Pittsburgh.

At Zero Trust Industry Days, presenters will offer proposed solutions in response to a scenario of a federal agency with limited resources needing to implement a Zero Trust architecture in an operating environment that includes a hybrid IT environment, multiple types of technologies, hybrid data storage, and a distributed and remote workforce. Proposals will address how agencies can comply with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memoranda M-22-09 and M-21-31that focus on federal cybersecurity measures.

Presenting organizations include Zscaler, Cyolo, InstaSafe, Illumio, Cimcor, 1Kosmos, Appgate, iboss, Zentera Systems and Ericom Software. The day’s events also include panel discussions on additional research needs; a keynote presentation by CERT Division Director and former US Government CISO Greg Touhill; and recap the sessions with questions and answers with the audience. The public will be invited to participate virtually.

Implementing a zero-trust architecture that meets OMB requirements in highly regulated domains, such as the federal government, is challenging, said Tim Morrow, technical lead for situational awareness at SEI. “Commercial vendors typically focus on one or even two of the high-level concepts for zero trust,” Morrow said. “This event will provide an opportunity for selected organizations to offer a more comprehensive approach to help these agencies.”

The zero trust security model moves away from the risks associated with perimeter-based security by requiring authentication and authorization of every subject, asset, and workflow within an organization’s network or information technology system. The approach is a set of organizational practices, not a piece of technology. A zero trust architecture is an enterprise cybersecurity plan that incorporates zero-trust principles into the components specified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-207.

By organizing the Zero Trust Industry Days, SEI aims to collect, analyze and share fundamental information while formalizing guidance on effective Zero Trust implementations.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zero-trust-industry-days-2022-tickets-381929018977, or email [email protected].

About Carnegie Mellon University Institute of Software Engineering

Always looking to the future, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) advances software as a strategic advantage for national security. We lead the research and direct transition of software engineering, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence technologies at the intersection of academia, industry and government. We serve the nation as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and are based in Carnegie Mellon University, a global research university ranked annually among the best for its computer science and engineering programs. For more information, visit the SEI website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu.

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