How does Microsoft help me meet federal cyber requirements?

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  • Zero Trust
  • Secure Cloud Adoption
  • Identity Modernization
  • Security Operations & Modern Log Management
  • Secure Software Development

Zero Trust

The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity puts Zero Trust at the center of the nation’s cybersecurity strategy, requiring federal agencies to implement advanced security measures to significantly reduce the risk of successful cyberattacks on the government’s digital infrastructure.

The federal Zero Trust strategy outlined in Memorandum 22-09 aligns with the CISA Zero Trust Maturity Model's five pillars: identity, devices, networks, applications and workloads, and data, and emphasizes the importance of visibility and analytics, automation and orchestration, and governance to minimize uncertainty and keep access as granular as possible.

For the DOD and IC communities, the National Security Memorandum-08 and DOD Zero Trust Strategy further emphasizes the importance of Zero Trust architecture in securing the DOD's digital infrastructure against evolving cyber threats.

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National Cybersecurity Strategy

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The administration’s continued focus on cybersecurity sets out to modernize the government’s IT infrastructure and enable the nation to more proactively address cyber threats. It also represents an opportunity for government and industry to come together in fortifying federal cybersecurity postures.

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Missions enabled by modern security

Delivering the confidence to innovate across a single sensor or an entire agency.

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  • Cherokee Nation
  • DISA
  • U.S. Navy

After a devastating cyberattack, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians became one of the world’s most technologically advanced nations

Learn more about how the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians fortified their data security with Microsoft Azure in the wake of a devastating ransomware attack.

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Your federal cybersecurity partners

Together with our extensive network of federal partners, Microsoft provides the U.S. Federal Government with the most comprehensive security program in the world; with focused, unified customer engagement experience; and with a continually expanding cloud-based IT technology and solutions offerings that match the pace of Federal customer needs.

For services partners, learn more about our cyber workshops:

Federal services partners

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Planet Technologies

Planet’s Enterprise Cloud Readiness program uniquely blends needs assessment, workforce education, and tool selection combined with focusing on operationalizing cybersecurity.

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Maureen Data Systems (MDS)

MDS digitally transforms classified or unclassified environments leveraging cloud infrastructure, security, compliance, governance, data analytics, and managed services.

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Insight helps federal services organizations navigate security and compliance complexity associated with dispersed workforces, platforms, edge, and IoT to mitigate risk and improve security posture.

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Partner integrations

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Yubico and Microsoft recently released certificate based authentication (CBA) for Microsoft Azure Active Directory on Windows, iOS, and Android devices through a hardware security key known as Yubikey to fight against phishing attacks.

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Conquest Cyber

Conquest Cyber launched the ARMED™ Platform built on Microsoft Sentinel to help agencies configure and manage solutions to address cyber risk with real-time visibility of their posture, guided by compliance, maturity, and effectiveness.

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Skilling for the federal cyber community

More than one out of every 20 open jobs in America today is a job that requires cybersecurity skills.

Microsoft is expanding partnerships with community colleges and non-profits for cybersecurity training to help the workforce keep pace with in-demand skills. We are also dedicated to providing agencies actionable insights and tools to accelerate modernization and help cyber professionals stay ahead of sophisticated adversaries.

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Additional Resources

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Cybersecurity EO for Modern Government

Microsoft Federal’s interactive guide on the Cyber EO helps agencies better understand near- and long-term milestones; build a strategic response aligned to security modernization priorities and EO requirements; and determine how technology partners can help accelerate the journey.

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Microsoft’s public policy for national cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity EO accelerates IT modernization, security, and incident response. Microsoft is committed to supporting this initiative and fostering cybersecurity improvements that impact our nation.

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Securing the work of those who serve

Expanding security threats puts agencies and their most critical data at risk. With Microsoft Entra, deliver on policy objectives without the fear and impediment of compromised identities.

Microsoft Entra
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Secure from the start

Grow with confidence knowing that security is built into everything we develop and deliver.

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Embrace proactive security with Zero Trust

The Cybersecurity EO accelerates IT modernization, security, and incident response. Microsoft is committed to supporting this initiative and fostering cybersecurity improvements that impact our nation.

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