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DEMYSTIFYING ZERO TRUST

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You may hear that “Zero Trust” is the next big thing that will be used to secure your organization from cybercrime. But what is it?


Zero Trust is a security framework and approach of never trusting and always verifying the authenticity and privileges of devices and users, no matter who or where they are in a network. Traditional security approaches typically assume users and devices who have access to your internal network belong there and are trusted. This approach can be a weakness because once a cybercriminal gets access to your internal network, there is nothing stopping free movement.

Zero Trust is a security framework and approach of never trusting and always verifying the authenticity and privileges of devices and users, no matter who or where they are in a network.
Zero Trust

To limit the impact of breaches and better control access, the Zero Trust approach:

  1. Segments your network into logical areas to limit access.

  2. Requires all users to be authenticated, authorized, and then continuously validated before they are allowed access to IT resources.

  3. Uses advanced tools to secure devices with up-to-date software, firewalls, and encryption.

  4. Use real-time monitoring tools to detect and respond to threats promptly.

  5. Ensures employees are trained to recognize and report security incidents.

By adopting Zero Trust, organizations establish a proactive security approach that mitigates evolving cyber threats and safeguards critical assets. If you would like to learn more about implementing zero trust in your organization, contact us.




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