Zero Trust: An Effective Network Security model for Businesses in the New Normal
As technology advances, and with it comes better opportunities as well as threats. As we move closer to an era of automation, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT), the digital world appears to be more unpredictable than ever before. However, while technology provides massive advantages, it also poses more significant risks. The sheer magnitude of the opportunities it enables makes technology a target for cybercrime, corporate espionage, and cyberattacks.
After the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, corporate networks were no longer a source of trust, with the majority of employers working from home on their personal devices. This has prompted firms to explore the Zero Trust approach to safeguard corporate data wherever users and devices may still be while also ensuring that applications function fast and without hindrance.
What is Zero Trust Security?
Zero Trust is a network security model that mandates that all users, either inside or outside the company’s network, should be verified, permitted, and regularly monitored for security configuration and posture before granting or retaining access to apps and data.
Zero Trust basically means that no one should be trusted, including people behind the firewall. Besides, insider threats remain a big concern, and most hackers now have ready access to billions of stolen credentials, making breaching the firewalls easy.
How Zero Trust Security Works?
Traditional network security, which followed the “trust but verify” strategy, differs significantly from the Zero Trust Security model. The conventional method automatically authorized users and endpoints within the company’s boundary, exposing the organization to hackers and valid credentials taken over by malicious users, granting unauthorized and compromised accounts broad access. Due to the pandemic, this approach became outdated with the cloud migration of corporate transformation efforts and the acceleration of a remote work environment.
Zero-trust security has developed into a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity that encompasses a variety of technologies and procedures. Zero Trust security seeks to defend the organization from advanced cyberthreats and data breaches while also assisting with future data privacy and security regulations. This framework’s implementation combines advanced tech like risk-based multi-factor verification, identity protection, next-generation endpoint protection, and cloud-based technology.
Why does your organization need a Zero Trust security model?
While Zero Trust has been referred to as a standard for several years, it is becoming more structured as a reaction to protecting digital transformation and a variety of sophisticated, destructive threats that have surfaced over the last year.
Firewalls and security restrictions do not stop hackers from breaking into your network. Instead, you have to build internal barriers and watch activities to capture their movements before breaking in. The data-centric Zero Trust architecture will provide essential security to defend against data breaches and advanced cyberattacks.
A Zero Trust approach aims to safeguard every user, every device, and every connection at all times. If you wish to secure your organization’s most important resources and handle threats more effectively, you must integrate and update your security technologies to Zero Trust.
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