zero trustRegardless of the type or size of your business, cybersecurity is essential. Even though it’s critical, many people still fail to protect themselves from hackers. They do not take network security seriously until the time they become victim of cyberattacks. That’s why they need zero trust security.

For example, security breaches. They can be expensive, typically closing down businesses for a few to several months. There are cybersecurity practices that could keep most cyberattacks at bay. But, because humans are always the weakest link in the chain of cybersecurity, data breaches can take place regardless of the kind of preparation that an organization or business does.

To reduce this cybersecurity risk, there’s a safer and newer model and it’s referred to as zero trust network segmentation.

 

 

What is Zero Trust?

In the past, you only need a username and password to access a network. Once you get in, you’ll be able to access everything. But this type of model has its own set of weaknesses. Hackers just need to get your login data, which is pretty simple when they use social engineering.

With the zero trust security model, everyone is considered as a hacker. You may get in using your log in info but you’ll have to provide more details along the way, which will prevent hackers from getting in. This will leave fewer opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit. Activity logs are checked on a regular basis and real time so that threats are detected as soon as possible.

Zero Trust Networks are also recommended by the Department of Homeland Security particularly the following:

  • Use zero trust principles and need to know basis when designing the network segments.
  • Make sure that all confidential information are segmented.
  • Layer the security measures so that every segment has its own access requirements.

The annual cybercrime costs across the globe is expected to grow by $6 trillion per year. These includes stolen money, data damage and destruction, lost productivity, financial and personal data theft, fraud, embezzlement, intellectual property theft, deletion and restoration of hacked data, forensic investigation, and more. The expenses when it comes to cleaning breached data differs from one company to another.

How to implement zero trust network?

Even if you only have a small business and do not have the IT support team that a large corporation has, there are still things you can do to protect your company.

  • You can install a software that can automate some of your security requirements.
  • You can set up next generation firewalls so you’ll have a greater security layer.
  • You must also set in place effective password hygiene policies and BYOD.
  • You should work with IT support specialists who specialize in working with startups and small businesses to look for Info Sec solutions.
  • NaaS and SaaS providers could provide your company the same security level as big organizations.

If you want to stay in business, you need to do something about your company’s information security. Call SpartanTec, Inc. now for more information about zero trust network segmentation.

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