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Posted on: June 27th 2022

Zero Trust Security

What is Zero Trust Security?

Zero Trust Security is a security practice where all internal and external users are screened, authenticated and authorised before granting entry to an organisation’s network, data or application. This is a relatively new model adopted by many large and medium organisations worldwide to compete with the rising cyber threats. The main goal of adopting such types of security practices is to address challenges in a remote workplace and protect the organisation’s devices, employees, and sensitive data. The main principles of Zero Trust Security are;-

  • Continuous Monitoring and Verification – Verify all kinds of access using all the resources available at every point in time.
  • Control or Limit the Impact – In case of a security breach or incident, the focus should be on minimising and controlling the breach.
  • Employ Context-Based Policies – Authenticate and verify all entry points, users, locations, applications, data, and devices from the entire IT team for a better response.

Benefits of Enforcing Zero Trust Security 

  • Reduces Business Risk to a considerable extent – Zero Trust Security, as mentioned before, tries to authentic and validate all kinds of entry and exit points, decreasing the overall risk. Since this type of security never trusts anyone or anything, it provides visibility into the users accessing the networks.
  • Best Suited for Remote Workforce – Due to the pandemic, working from home and the number of cyberattacks has significantly increased. Sometimes, just having firewalls and strong passwords won’t cut it. Zero Trust Security comes in handy with its ability to keep a tab on all the users, devices, and networks. As a result, data breaches and threats will drop.
  • Simplifies IT operations – Zero Trust Security streamlines the entire IT operations and reduces the burden on your IT staff by automating everything. Zero trust involves constant authentication and validation, and therefore, when an issue arises, it can simply send an alert. Employees don’t require a password every time they log in; it uses single sign-on (SSO). As a result, the request for forgotten passwords also decreases. This will further reduce the stress and workload on your staff so they can focus on other critical tasks.

Conclusion 

Zero trust security requires a lot of cooperation from all the employees, management and not just the IT department. To enforce such type of technology, everyone needs to work together and make the best use of available resources. But once it’s been implemented, it provides total protection and strengthens your entire organisation.

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