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Electrosoft’s CEO Dr. Sarbari Gupta Facilitated the Senior Cyber Leaders Panel Discussion at AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2023 May 10, 2023

Electrosoft’s CEO, Dr. Sarbari Gupta, facilitated a senior cybersecurity leaders panel discussion at AFCEA’s flagship TechNet Cyber 2023 event. In the educational session, “Moving Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles,” Dr. Gupta defined Zero Trust and outlined some of the most relevant federal government policies and guidelines for agencies. Expert government and industry panelists also weighed in on the importance of the government mandate for agencies to adopt a Zero Trust approach, best practices, and potential gaps.

“Zero Trust adoption is, for most organizations, a multiple-year journey of transformation to build and align new government identity and access management skills, systems, and processes,” said Dr. Gupta. “It was a privilege to engage with other senior cybersecurity practitioners to explore the paradigm shift required to make Zero Trust happen.”


Hannah Becker | Vice President | Becker Digital

LTG Bruce T. Crawford, USA (Ret) | Former Chief Information Officer | U.S. Army

Kenneth McNeill | Chief Information Officer, National Guard | Director, C4 Systems Directorate

Session Description

The U.S. Government has embarked on an endeavor to improve cyber security, including critical infrastructure, by migrating to Zero Trust architecture with the deadline for executive departments and agencies to meet specific standards and objectives by the end of FY 2024.

OMB Memo M-22-09 states, “The foundational tenet of the Zero Trust Model is that no actor, system, network, or service operating outside or within the security perimeter is trusted.

Instead, we must verify anything and everything attempting to establish access. It is a dramatic paradigm shift in philosophy of how we secure our infrastructure, networks, and data, from verify once at the perimeter to continual verification of each user, device, application, and transaction.”

Discussion will include the following topics:

  1. What is Zero Trust and how does it apply to data security?
  2. Why focus on Zero Trust? How is it different and why will it make a difference?
  3. How important is the government mandate?
  4. Do digital transformations and transitions to “cloud” make data vulnerable or more secure?
  5. Best practices for implementing the White House Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity Infrastructure.
  6. What might the focus on Zero Trust miss?

Listen to the educational session recording now.

About Electrosoft

Electrosoft delivers comprehensive technology-based solutions and services that propel mission success for federal government customers. Specializing in cybersecurity, Electrosoft supports civilian and defense organizations in advancing cybersecurity postures, modernizing technology ecosystems and adopting agile approaches to improve operational efficiency and security. Recognized for deep domain knowledge and mature management practices, the company is rated at Maturity Level 3 for CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC and is certified under ISO 9001, ISO 20000-1 and ISO 27001. The rapidly growing 8(a), economically disadvantaged, women-owned small business (EDWOSB) and WOSB is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. Learn more at

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