The Department of Justice seeks to pilot identity and access management capabilities in a move to fortify its cybersecurity posture and implement a zero-trust approach in network security, Fedscoop reported Tuesday.
Nickolous Ward, the DOJ chief information security officer, told the publication duringÂ the Fortinet Security Transformation Summit that the department is launching up to 10 experimental projects with different vendors focused onÂ zero-trust cybersecurity. He notedÂ that DOJ plans to implement open application programming interfaces and automation in efforts to better secure the department’s digital infrastructure.
âIf we canât take an action within 15 minutes, a good nation-state actor is already hopping to other systems once theyâve made their initial compromise,â he said.
According to Ward, DOJ’s attack surface âexpanded dramaticallyâ as it continued to consolidateÂ more than 100 data centers and transition around 60 servicesÂ to the cloud over the past five years.