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Press Release | May 30, 2024

NSA Releases Guidance on the Visibility and Analytics Pillar of Zero Trust

FORT MEADE, Md. – The National Security Agency (NSA) is releasing the Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI), “Advancing Zero Trust Maturity Throughout the Visibility and Analytics Pillar,” which details the infrastructure, tools, data, and techniques of this cornerstone pillar of the Zero Trust (ZT) framework. Organizations are urged to utilize the guidance in the report to systematically mitigate risks and rapidly identify, detect, and respond to emerging cyber threats.
This CSI explains how to integrate the Visibility and Analytics Pillar’s key capabilities within the ZT framework. The following actions are recommended: log all relevant activity, centralize security information and event management, regularly use security and risk analytics, develop user and entity behavior analytics, integrate threat intelligence, and automate dynamic policies.
“Visibility and analytics form the cornerstone of any ZT strategy, empowering organizations to harness infrastructure, tools, data, and techniques for proactively mitigating risks and for rapid identification, detection, and response to emerging cyber threats,“ said Dave Luber, NSA’s Director of Cybersecurity.
The capabilities described in this CSI are intended to continually mature cybersecurity protections, responses, and operations over time. Progression of capabilities in each of the ZT framework’s seven pillars should be seen as a cycle of continuous improvement based on evaluation and monitoring of threats.
This guidance follows the May 22 release of the CSI, “Advancing Zero Trust Maturity Throughout the Application and Workload Pillar,” and expands on NSA’s previously released CSIs on ZT, including:

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