Cyber threats are on the rise and expanding more than ever, and the United States Space Force has taken significant steps toward bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity defenses.

Among these steps is the recent awarding of Xage Security, a leading player in the cybersecurity field, a whopping $17-million contract to reinforce the service’s cyber defenses through a cutting-edge “zero trust” access control and data protection system.

Zero Trust: A Paradigm Shift in Cybersecurity

The Pentagon has long recognized the need for a more proactive approach to cybersecurity, which led to the adoption of the “zero trust” strategy.

Unlike traditional cybersecurity models that often focus on addressing issues after they occur, zero trust revolves around the continuous validation of users and devices to safeguard sensitive data.