ATARC Zero Trust Lab

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ATARC is a non-profit organization that provides a collaborative forum for Federal government, academia and industry to identify, discuss, and resolve emerging technology challenges like the implementation of Zero Trust architecture.

ATARC Zero Trust Lab concept grew out of the ATARC Zero Trust Working Group, focused on novel approaches to security, risk, and governance. The Working Group Leadership Team includes:

Gerald Caron, Government Chair, Department of Health and Human Services, OIG

Trafenia Salzman, Government Vice Chair, U.S. Small Business Administration

Josh Brodbent, Industry Chair, BeyondTrust

Joe Faxlanger, Industry Vice Chair, PKWARE

Richard Toussaint, Industry Vice Chair, Forward Networks

Jason Brumfield, Industry Vice Chair, Lumen

Matt Venditto, Industry Vice Chair, iboss

Michael Cardaci, Project Manager, FedHIVE

Through a unique collaboration between government and industry, the ATARC Zero Trust Lab will showcase technical architectures and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) hardware and software solutions to address the Zero Trust use cases as defined by CISA. By enabling this hardware and software evaluation environment, ATARC aims to create a unique space for Federal agencies to better assess software products.

This automated, flexible demonstration platform will enable the concept of agile implementation and further enhance the ability to evaluate true cost of ownership by providing transparency into the products deployment process and multi-cloud capabilities.

ATARC Zero Trust Lab coverage in media: here, and here.

ATARC Zero Trust Lab Use Cases

Click for detailed Zero Trust Scenario descriptionsClick for Vendor presentation outline

ATARC Zero Trust Lab Environment Sponsor

Amazon Web Services is ATARC’s strategic partner, enabling a secure virtual technology demonstration and testing environment to help accelerate the delivery of cloud solutions. US GovCloud gives government customers and their partners the flexibility to architect secure cloud solutions that comply with the FedRAMP High baseline and other compliance regimes.

ATARC Zero Trust Lab Environment

ATARC Zero Trust Lab Participation Process

    • Initiate intake process by contacting
    • Choose path – physical environment or virtual environment
    • Review of the relevant documentation uploaded into Huddle
    • Participate in a follow-up call to flesh out requirements, define timelines and discuss logistics
    • Submit a written Technical Execution Plan to address, at a minimum:
        • Each Use Case to be evaluated
        • Logical Network Topology Drawing of each solution/approach
        • Narrative summary of how each approach will address challenges outlined in each Use Case
        • Identify any potential OEM collaboration intended
        • Detailed Vendor presentation outline provided here
    • Review and accept current COVID protocols       *physical environment only
    • Schedule logistics for OEM delivery of equipment       *physical environment only
    • Schedule OEM presentation period:
        • Week 1 – setup
        • Week 2 – test
        • Week 3 – 75-minute presentation
        • Week 4 – decommission
    • Creation of the deliverables (Network Design and Testing Agreement) to ensure a technical consensus exist as well as the appropriate guardrails around the engagement have been set

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ATARC Zero Trust Lab Collaborators