Hanscom AFB Team Supports ‘Revolutionary’ Zero Trust Effort

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U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy
U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy

July 21, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Air Force on June 27, 2021


Personnel from the AFNet Sustainment and Operations Branch at Hanscom Air Force Base are partnering with the Air Combat Command Directorate of Cyberspace and Information Dominance to develop a modern software-based perimeter that will deliver zero trust capabilities to applications across the Air Force.

Defined by the Air Force as a “data or application access strategy that assumes all resource requests originate from an untrusted source,” zero trust networks grant access for individual requests only after establishing confidence in both the user and the device through identity verification and connection context attributes.