The federal government is getting closer to rolling out its Trusted Internet Connection 3.0 policy, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is laying the groundwork for agencies to begin using the program.
The Office of Management and Budget released the final TIC policy that outlines four uses cases and a series of deadlines to implement a more flexible security architecture.
Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said the new white paper from ACT-IAC helps bring together multiple federal cyber efforts under the zero trust umbrella.
Kevin Cox, the program manager for the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program, said ongoing assessments and mobile security are among the top priorities for 2018 and beyond.
The pilots are meant to figure out how to update the TIC reference architecture and policy, since agencies have cited the TIC current requirements as a reason for not yet moving to the cloud.
The Homeland Security Department’s Federal Network Resilience Division is designing the Trusted Internet Connection for the future.
DHS’ Automated Information Sharing program now has more than 200 entities signed up to receive the information DHS shares to help prevent cyber attacks.
Brian McGrath, the chief information officer of the Office of Justice Programs, said the bureau figured out how to make the Trusted Internet Connection work with its cloud infrastructure.
Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.