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National Cybersecurity Strategy Pillar Five: Forge international partnerships to pursue shared goals

Creating a strong and united international community is the key to fostering a shared digital ecosystem that is inherently resilient and defensible. The United States is committed to working with a coalition of cyber security stakeholders within the international community to disrupt transnational cyber criminals and reinforce international law in cyberspace.

National Cybersecurity Strategy Pillar Four: Invest in a resilient future 

Investments in technology and culture need to be made today to ensure a resilient future. By combining federal and private sector resources, we can leverage investments in R&D, innovation, and education to enhance our digital presence and cyber infrastructure. However, innovation is not enough. Without making cybersecurity a top priority, our innovation and technological advancements are open for infiltration by our adversaries.

National Cybersecurity Strategy Pillar Two: Disrupt and dismantle threat actors

They key to mitigating cybercrimes is disrupting and dismantling the actors perpetrating such offenses. The next great fight is set to take part in the cyber domain. The goal is to disrupt these attacks and the entities initiating them before they can even get started. With the increase of federal resources allocated to this initiative, we have proven successful in frustrating threat efforts by malicious actors, foreign governments, and criminals.

The Password is Dead; Long Live the Password

The password gets a bad rap. Sure – most of it might be warranted, but the password is simply guilty by association. The true culprit of the weak security threshold passwords are perceived to have is the insufficient technological process that underlies traditional password-based authentication – the insecure symmetric method of the classic password.

Constructing your Cybersecurity Posture

Here at ZKX Solutions, prospective customers or business partners often ask us how we go about structuring a good defensive cyber security posture. In this article, we disucuss the importance of three categories that fully encompass a good defensive cybersecurity posture: policy, technology, and culture.

Security vs. Encryption

People often link security and encryption together. While they go hand in hand, they are in fact two entirely different concepts. Security is all about protecting data and information, and encryption is just one of the means of accomplishing this.

Refocusing the Zero Trust Conversation

Zero Trust is doomed to forever be a moving target that organizations will only be able to sufficiently achieve with heightened awareness, agility, and, perhaps most importantly, an operating culture that is human-centered, progress-oriented, and not totally insufferable. These are things that cannot simply be purchased from the free market, despite what you might read on industry websites. These solutions literally must be architected, hence the A in ZTA.