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Forcepoint’s Eric Trexler: Zero-Trust, Workforce Investment Key to Direct-to-Cloud Implementation

Eric Trexler VP Forcepoint
Eric Trexler, VP, Forcepoint

Eric Trexler, vice president of global government sales at Forcepoint, has said that agencies must invest in cloud experts, implement zero-trust security concepts and ensure operational flexibility in executing direct-to-cloud approaches.

Trexler said in an opinion piece published Saturday on C4ISRnet that government agencies must “bring in more cloud thinkers“ with the expertise to help deploy and manage a software-defined wide area network.

He also said that zero-trust concepts and identity, credential and access management procedures are effective in ensuring the security of data in software-as-a-service and cloud environments.

However, Trexler noted that agencies should also go beyond vetting authenticated users and execute real-time cyber responses to threats or suspicious behavior.

“The complexity of the cloud can be costly and risky, but the rewards are exponential,“ he said.

“Still, direct-to-cloud is gaining momentum and driving much-needed evolution from a traditional setup to a more modern security approach required for today“™s dynamic threat landscape.“

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