The immediate move to remote work last year has forced many firms to rethink their cybersecurity approach. For most people, this meant using the zero trust security model, however, crucial changes in the approach as well as architecture could be daunting in the beginning.
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What are the most crucial takeaways?
One important takeaway is giving a warning to clients to not use zero trust security right away since it is just a buzzword as of the moment. You cannot purchase a single solution and the say that you’re zero trust enabled. It will be a paradigm shift. You need to check your existing perimeter based security, relying mostly on the firewalls and now you need to move away from that method to a model that’s more on trust-based.
What does zero trust mean?
Zero trust involves moving away from the conventional perimeter based method where you need to be in an office or branch behind the firewall. Instead, it involves protecting the users, devices, as well as the resources they’re trying to access, which have been distributed.
All the assets will be evaluated and that’s why it’s crucial to know that it is a journey. It’s more than just deploying a brand new product. It’s not even a different point solution. It’s a whole new shift involving the design infrastructure and distribute applications and how give access to users as well as devices.
What do you need to consider when you start to implement zero trust?
You need to answer a few questions. For example, how do you verify users? Do you use one sign-on method? You should also find out if your current security approaches could be customized for a zero trust security model. So you need to understand your existing capabilities. Don’t forget to have an inventory of your applicants, devices, and users, too.
Are there gaps that need to be addressed?
In terms of identity as well as access management, nearly everyone has set up something or is improving their IAM investment. If there’s a noticeable gap, it has something to with the countless things that need to be done around the data. What type of data do you have and where can it be found? How about the data classification?
Companies need to address data classification and know where the data is located. That is the next phase of zero trust security model. The first phase involves securing access. Most companies have abilities for that or are adapting fast. However, when it involves the next phase in the zero trust security’s maturity model, which involves data security, they need to do more work than expected.
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