As organizations begin to transition out of pandemic response, many will use the zero-trust architecture adopted during remote work to continue bolstering their security posture. According to one chief security officer, this means prioritizing endpoint protection.
“If you think about the core pillars and constructs of zero trust, one of the more important ones is the endpoint,” says Sean Frazier, federal CSO at Okta. “Almost everything these days with regard to endpoint is mobility.”
Continuing to employ the endpoint protection processes adopted in the last two years will be crucial for organizations. Frazier says that this is because even as agencies move to return to the office, many employees will remain working in a hybrid or remote setting outside of that office.
“Now as we’re coming out of it, a lot of those folks aren’t going to go back to the office anymore because they don’t need to,” Frazier says. “As long as you built the same constructs around security for a user on a device accessing data service by an application, it doesn’t matter where that user is, it doesn’t matter where that device is, it doesn’t matter where the data and applications are.”
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Sean Frazier serves as the chief security officer for Okta’s federal business. He has spent more than 25 years working in technology and public sector security and has led numerous projects used by the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.