Breaking the System into Tiny Little Pieces: A DoD Approach to Zero Trust & Microsegmentation

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The cybersecurity slogan for zero trust is a simple one: Never trust, always verify. This slogan fits into the Department of Defense mindset, which is always focused on how to reduce risk, but it’s a challenge to apply it to the federal government’s largest agency.


An important tool in pursuing zero trust is to implement microsegmentation – partitioning a network into small, isolated sections to reduce the attack surface in each section, prevent lateral movement across networks, and lower risk. Each microsegment is usually defined by specific security policies, accessible only to authorized users and devices.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the steps to visualize connections and workflow for purposes of microsegmentation
  • Outline the unique challenges that apply in the DoD environment, such as classified and unclassified networks
  • Review mechanisms for establishing standardization of policies and procedures for consistently applied access levels
  • Delineate the relationship between microsegmentation and the larger objective of zero trust architecture
  • Define metrics for progress in implementing microsegmentation and tracking its effectiveness

Speaker and Presenter Information

Angelica Phaneuf, CISO, U.S. Army Software Factory
Angelica Phaneuf
Cheif Information Technology Officer
Army Software Factory
Dr. Cyril “Mark” Taylor, Chief Technology Officer, Communications, US Special Operations Command
Dr. Cyril "Mark" Taylor
Chief Technology Officer, Communications,
US Special Operations Command
Captain Patrick Thompson, Director of Infrastructure, US Coast Guard
CPT Patrick Thompson
Director of Infrastructure
US Coast Guard
Dave Zukowski
Dave Zukowski
Principal Technical Consultant
John Breeden, Moderator & Contributing Editor, FedInsider

John Breeden
Moderator & Contributing Editor,

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Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

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Tue, Nov 28, 2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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