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GDIT + D2iQ Reveal the Formula for Achieving Zero Trust

May 22, 2023

Michael Neubarth


GDIT + D2iQ Reveal the Formula for Achieving Zero Trust

5 min read

How to Meet Zero Trust and Other High-Level Government Security Standards
May 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM EST 
Featuring GDIT and D2iQ 

Join us for a must-see webinar in which Kubernetes and DevSecOps experts from D2iQ and General Dynamics International Corporation (GDIT) share their insights on how to achieve zero trust security within a Kubernetes environment as part of government modernization.

GDIT is among the major system integrators that have chosen D2iQ as the Kubernetes management platform on which they are creating highly secure Kubernetes solutions for their government clients.   

In this webinar (May 25, 1:00 pm EST) you will learn from GDIT DevSecOps experts why DKP enables system integrators to more easily provide military-grade security, including zero trust.

Zero Trust: A Government Imperative (thapana_studio via

Zero Trust: A Government Imperative

The U.S. government’s next-generation security strategy centers on achieving zero trust. The strategy was initially described in May 2021 in Executive Order 14028: Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity. The strategy was updated in a White House memorandum in January 2022 that set forth “a Federal zero trust architecture (ZTA) strategy” that required agencies to meet specific cybersecurity standards and objectives by the end of Fiscal Year 2024. The strategy was further refined in a National Cybersecurity Strategy document released in March 2023.  

As Forbes notes: “It’s no surprise that Zero Trust continues to be a driver for federal cybersecurity.” 

Kubernetes Is the Foundation for Military Modernization

The National Cybersecurity Strategy asserts that the U.S. government’s cybersecurity goals cannot be achieved unless Federal systems are modernized. This means replacing legacy infrastructures with cloud-native Kubernetes management platforms, which is what GDIT and other system integrators are working with military agencies to accomplish. 

As SiliconAngle reported, the military’s use of Kubernetes and associated open-source technologies has become so pervasive that the Department of Defense was obliged to issue a service-wide advisory to remind all branches of the guidelines for evaluating and acquiring open-source Kubernetes software.

“For us, Kubernetes is becoming the foundation of all the software we do on jets to bombers to ships and, let’s face it, to nuclear,” said Nicolas Chaillan, then chief software officer of the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, in a CNCF presentation. (See also D2iQ CEO Tobi Knaup’s interview with Nicolas Chaillan on In the Nic of Time.)

Kubernetes Security Challenges

Broad and rapid adoption and an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape have made Kubernetes more vulnerable to attacks. Developers and security experts are now tasked with extending Kubernetes’ built-in security to effectively protect against cyberattacks that are more complex, volatile, and frequent.

To this end, the NSA/CISA are among the agencies and associations that have issued Kubernetes security hardening guidelines

The previous “trust but verify” approach in many instances has proven ineffective for the complex distributed nature of cloud computing, so Kubernetes security is being elevated to the “never trust, always verify” ideology of the zero-trust model to provide greater protection.

Insider Scoop

This webinar will identify the challenges associated with implementing zero trust security in Kubernetes environments and will offer best practices for achieving zero trust from leading Kubernetes and DevSecOps experts.

You will learn:
  • Basic concepts of the zero-trust model
  • Three best practices for achieving zero trust
  • How to create a zero-trust security culture

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain cybersecurity insights that could help your organization harden its security and avoid the losses that can result from security breaches!

Join Us Here

May 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM EST 

  • Dan Ciruli, VP of Product Management at D2iQ
  • Dr. John Sahlin, VP of Cyber Solutions at GDIT
  • David Sperbeck, Application Services DevSecOps Capability Lead and Principal Solutions Architect at GDIT

  • Diego Laje, Senior Reporter at SIGNAL Media

As always, don’t forget to pass this on. Tell a friend, tell your colleagues, and mark your calendars and meet us at a screen near you! 
Looking forward to seeing you there!

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