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ZKX at Project Convergence 2022

ZKX Solutions has been selected to participate in Project Convergence 22 Technology Gateway this fall. ZKX Solutions will be testing and demonstrating our market-disrupting cybersecurity software, the ZKX Engine. The ZKX Engine is a patent-pending, next-gen multi-factor authentication (MFA) software suite that enables seamless migration to Zero Trust networks.

ZKX at Cyber ANTX

ZKX Solutions has been selected to participate in the upcoming Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX). ZKX will be demonstrating our market-disrupting cybersecurity software, the ZKX Engine. The ZKX Engine is a patent-pending, next-gen multi-factor authentication (MFA) software suite that enables seamless migration to Zero Trust networks by enabling the most critical component: authentication.

Federal Zero Trust Strategy

In January 2022, the Executive Office of the President: Office of Management and Budget released a memorandum for executive departments and agencies. This memo is aligned with the executive order detailing the U.S. government’s shift to a Zero Trust enterprise. As President Biden stated in EO 14028, “Incremental improvements will not give us the security we need; instead, the Federal Government needs to make bold changes and significant investments to defend the vital institutions that underpin the American way of life.”

Road to Zero Trust Authentication

Why the road to Zero Trust Authentication goes through ZKX 

The Zero Trust security model requires a revolutionary shift from traditional authentication methods that have been in use for decades. While the DoD has mandated migration to zero-trust networks, most organizations are still unclear on how to get started. This briefing outlines why the road to zero trust networks logically starts with the ZKX MFA authentication engine.

Identity & Authentication: ZTA’s “Square-One”

What exactly does zero trust mean, and how do you get your organization there? For the uninitiated, “zero-trust” is not just a marketing buzzword or a meaningless veil constructed to cover a business’ empty and unfulfilled promises. “Zero-trust”, as a term, is a technical qualifier – meaning that the subject with which the adjective “zero-trust” adheres to the principles, guidelines, and functional specifications defined within the foundational NIST text designed to address what makes a network architecture a ZTA.

What is the Zero Trust Architecture?

The Zero-Trust Architecture (ZTA) is not in itself a specific technology. Instead, it is a cutting-edge operational philosophy that security architects utilize to preserve the networks of today. Zero-Trust is, in its essence, a “never trust, always verify, and assume breach” thought process for modern cybersecurity.

What is a cybersecurity expert?

What is a Cybersecurity Expert?

The term cybersecurity expert is overplayed. There is no official or legal definition, and between companies, the meaning of “cybersecurity expert” can vary greatly. When we talk about cyber, we need to understand our audience and trust the “experts” we rely on for information. As we talk to others, what attributes do we use to signal that we are cybersecurity experts? As we interview people for job openings, how do we qualify and differentiate between all of the candidates calling themselves “experts”?

The user and the device: the two most critical pillars of a Zero Trust Architecture

DISA’s 163-page document on the Zero Trust Reference Architecture presents seven pillars of a zero trust environment. These include the user, device, network, applications, data, visibility, and orchestration. Each of these pillars deserves a deep analysis, but in this short post we argue why the first two — user and device — are most critical.

Zero Knowledge vs Zero Trust

Zero Knowledge vs Zero Trust

Zero Knowledge and Zero Trust: they’re basically the same, right? Not quite. While these two terms might be similar in name, they are in fact two completely different ideas. Zero Knowledge can be used to help complete the notion of Zero Trust, but it cannot work in the opposite direction. Zero Knowledge is a mathematical distinction, whereas Zero Trust is a philosophical one.