What, Why, and How of Zero Trust Cyber Security
We know that cyber attacks and cyber criminals aren’t slowing down any time soon. There has yet to be a method invented that fully stops cyber attacks. Your best defense is to take the necessary steps to implement policies and methods that reduce your risks and ways of being attacked, as well as reduce the impact of successful attacks.
One model that has become a popular buzzword is the zero trust approach.
What is zero trust in cyber security? Zero trust is a principal security framework that requires all users and assets in and outside of an organization to be authenticated, authorized, and validated for configuration consistently before they are granted access, to applications and other sensitive data.
The goal of a zero trust approach is to improve visibility, prevent unauthorized access to data and services, and make access control enforcement as granular as possible.
With continued shifts to remote work and reliance on cloud-based applications, proper implementation of a zero-trust strategy has never been more important. The shift to implement a zero trust policy and network architecture may require a full change in the organizational philosophy and culture of cyber security.