To help improve threat prevention, the NSA released the Advancing Zero Trust Maturity throughout the User Pillar Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI). Cybersecurity incidents are on the rise due to immature capabilities in identity, credential and access management (ICAM) of national security, critical infrastructure and defense industrial base (DIB) systems.

The user pillar is divided into identity management, credential management, access management, federation and governance. Adoption of a zero trust cybersecurity framework is part of the National Cybersecurity Strategy and is directed by an executive order given by President Biden on how to improve national cybersecurity. 

The NSA is assisting DoD customers in integrating the zero trust framework within NSS, DoD and DIB environments. 

The NSA strongly recommends NSS owners and operators build up ICAM and operational practices of their enterprise, working through the outlined capabilities toward the advanced maturity level.

Read the full information sheet here