Petko Stoyanov, chief technology officer for global governments at Forcepoint, wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on C4ISRNET that federal agencies looking to implement a zero trust architecture should enable behavioral analytics by consolidating identity platforms.
Stoyanov said having a centralized identity list could help agencies identify users who are accessing data and determine what data those individuals are accessing.
“The operations piece is in the middle “” the question of how they are getting access,“ he wrote. “All of this information can be fed into a behavioral analytics tool for ongoing authentication beyond a single segment. In turn, access is managed far more granularly: by user, device and the data they“™re requesting to access.“
Stoyanov also cited the challenge posed by segmented zero trust to the Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy and discussed the importance of gaining new insights from a newly deployed technology as part of a zero trust approach.