A senior technology official at the Department of Homeland Security said the agency may reduce âtrust zonesâ to improve cybersecurity amid its ongoing information technology modernization, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.
Trust zoneÂ is anÂ IT conceptÂ that includes the cloud, mobile and digital interactions within an agency. Mark Bunn, program manager for the Trusted Internet Connections at DHS Federal Network Resilience Office, said the agency plans to reduce zone boundaries as it moves to a hybrid cloud.Â
DHS has a large accreditation boundary or âgeneral support systemsâ that support its operations.Â
Bunn spoke following the release of the TIC 3.0 draft policy that explores the top technologies helping agencies with modernization such as infrastructure as a service, software as a serviceÂ and platform as a service.
Jeanette Manfra, assistant director for cybersecurity at the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said zero trust could gain more traction across the government in the coming years as agencies increase focus on cybersecurity.Â