NIST SP 1800-35 Vol B and C, Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture, Provides Reference Architectures and How To Guides for Integrating Radiant Logic with other ZTA Technologies
July 20, 2023, Novato, CA:
Radiant Logic, the Identity Data Fabric company, is excited to announce its continued participation in The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) Project. Radiant Logic’s Master User Record (MUR) provides a unique representation of user accounts, personas, attributes and credentials within an organization and is positioned as an integral part of the ZTA as a policy information point which drives decision making by the policy engine.
This latest release from NCCoE includes the third preliminary draft of NIST Special Publication (SP) 1800-35B-C, Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture, which summarizes how the NCCoE and its collaborators are using commercially available technology to build interoperable, open standard-based ZTA reference implementations which align to the concepts and principles in NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-207.
Radiant Logic has collaborated with NIST throughout the planning and drafting of this project to further its role as the Master User Record and Policy Information Point with the integration into additional access management, software defined perimeter and network segmentation platforms. As NIST continues to build out a more and more granular Zero Trust Architecture across a wider range of product vendors, Radiant Logic remains the source of identity data needed to power all these policy engines.
Government and Defense agencies across the U.S., most recently the Department of Navy, have long utilized RadiantOne’s Identity Data Fabric capabilities to create unified identity streams and enable secure, authorized access from anywhere in the world.
“It is a privilege of ours to contribute towards the goal of a universal Zero Trust approach,” said Wade Ellery, Field Chief Technology Officer, Radiant Logic.
“Identity is the preliminary foundation of a Zero Trust approach, and the development and implementation of a Master User Record can help enterprises create a unified identity source across on-prem, legacy and cloud technologies. We look forward to seeing how public opinion will further shape and develop these guidelines.”
NIST has adopted an agile process to publish this content. Each volume is being made available as soon as each phase of ZTA implementation is complete rather than delaying release until all phases are finished. The NCCoE is accepting public comments until September 4th, 2023. As the project progresses, the guide will be updated.
About Radiant Logic
Radiant Logic, the enterprise Identity Data Fabric company, helps organizations combat complexity and strengthen security by making identity data easy to use, manage, and protect. The RadiantOne Platform turns identity data into a strategic asset, enabling organizations to improve decision-making, accelerate innovation, and minimize risk.
RadiantOne unifies identity information from disparate sources across legacy and cloud infrastructures to create an authoritative data pipeline that drives: Zero Trust Architecture; merger and acquisition integrations or divestitures; governance & administration processes; cloud migration initiatives; workforce and customer identity and access management; directory modernization efforts; and more.
With the acquisition of Brainwave GRC, RadiantOne will deliver unprecedented insight into real-time user behavior within an enterprise environment, transforming how organizations detect and prevent cyberattacks, fraudulent activity, lateral movement from insider threats, and more.
About the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity issues. This public-private partnership enables the creation of practical cybersecurity solutions for specific industries, as well as for broad, cross-sector technology challenges. Through consortia under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), including technology partners—from Fortune 50 market leaders to smaller companies specializing in IT security—the NCCoE applies standards and best practices to develop modular, adaptable example cybersecurity solutions using commercially available technology. The NCCoE documents these example solutions in the NIST Special Publication 1800 series, which maps capabilities to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and details the steps needed for another entity to recreate the example solution. The NCCoE was established in 2012 by NIST in partnership with the State of Maryland and Montgomery County, Maryland. Information is available at: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov.