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Splunk’s Bill Wright: Zero-Trust Concepts Also Bring Automation Benefits


Bill Wright, director of federal government affairs at Splunk, has said that implementing a zero-trust architecture will enable agencies to augment security procedures while leveraging data across the information technology infrastructure.

Wright wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on Federal News Network that the “unexpected shift“ to a remote work setting has renewed interest in zero-trust architectures but is yet to bring focus on their other modernization benefits.

According to Wright, the zero-trust infrastructure“™s capacity to continuously monitor activity beyond the network perimeter also enables agencies to collect large amounts of information that can be used to establish behavior patterns and determine load demands and system maintenance needs.

He cited the architecture“™s ability to analyze user demands for an application, which can alert tech teams of overdue technical updates to speed up system response times.

“Federal agencies would be remiss, however, if they did not also recognize the opportunity for zero-trust models to enable a more holistic data-driven future,“ said Wright. “The agencies that do will set themselves up for ongoing and compounding benefits for years to come.“

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