Today’s Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) IT teams face a challenging balancing act. On one side are bad actors trying to break through network security to wreak havoc on critical systems. On the other side is a growing remote workforce requiring seamless, secure access to classified networks and assets from points outside of the traditional physical security perimeter.
In response to these rapidly evolving challenges, DoD and IC IT teams have turned to the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) strategy to transform the delivery of their cybersecurity solutions. The CSfC program leverages industry innovation allowing agencies to protect classified information and other high-value resources against well-funded, sophisticated attackers. This article shares best practices and lessons learned from agencies that have successfully safeguarded critical remote endpoints by implementing CSfC solutions and remote access to classified networks.