Zero Trust and your Network

What is Zero Trust, and how can it help to secure your network?

What exactly is Zero Trust Security? How do I know if my organization needs a Zero Trust approach, and where do I start if I need one. Finally, what are some key success factors for implementing zero trust in an organization?

An organization’s overall security depends on its ability to keep up with the increasing pace of technological advances and new tools and techniques in cyber security. One approach that has gained popularity among many cyber security experts is known as Zero Trust. This approach requires all users, whether in or outside the organization’s network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to applications and data. However, it’s one thing to know about Zero Trust in theory; understanding how it works in practice might be another story altogether.

The Difference Between Zero Trust And Traditional Security Models

There are two primary reasons companies implement cybersecurity practices: Protect their data and ensure that their customers’ data isn’t compromised. For large organizations, both of these concerns are particularly critical. Therefore, when deciding on security measures for your organization, keep in mind that traditional security models which require firewalls, antivirus software, encryption protocols and intrusion detection systems protect a business from attacks directed at its internal systems.

Why Zero Trust Is Critical For Cybersecurity

The world has become a zero-trust environment. In other words, an organization doesn’t trust any internal or external user until that person has been thoroughly vetted, regardless of which application they are trying to access. So, what are you doing to protect yourself from zero-day threats? If you aren’t already employing a zero-trust security strategy, there’s no time like now. These three steps will get you started on implementing a more comprehensive defence.

How Zero Trust Works In Practice

Imagine you’re at an event, waiting in line for food. The event has an attendant whose job is to check that people aren’t cutting in line ahead of others. This attendant will see you if you try and jump the queue because they know who was there first. But if you try to cut in line behind someone else, they won’t necessarily notice or care because there’s no trust between them (the attendant) and you (the person jumping). Zero Trust security works similarly. It requires all users to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted or accessing applications and data. In other words: there are no free passes; everyone must be vetted by default.

Benefits Of Implementing A Zero Trust Network

Zero Trust (or zero trust) may be new, but its roots stretch back decades. Forrester popularized the idea of a zero-trust network in 2003, but zero trust concepts were used in security architecture long before then. There are several benefits to utilizing a trusted access model with well-defined endpoint security controls that extend into every aspect of your organization. Compliance: Security policies must reflect current industry regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, SOX, FISMA/NIST 800-53. To implement compliance, you need visibility into what data leaves your network and for what purpose, something only possible through application visibility & control.

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