In today's digital landscape, traditional security approaches are no longer viable and here zero trust comes in - it operates under the assumption that no one should be trusted, not even those who are already inside the network.
In other words, every user, device, and application must be verified and authenticated before being granted access to any resource or asset.
The zero trust model has emerged as a promising solution to the growing security challenges faced by organizations of all sizes. By adopting a zero trust approach, businesses can significantly reduce the risk of data breaches, unauthorized access, and other cyber threats.
In addition to the increased security, there are numerous other benefits to zero trust, including improved visibility and control over network traffic, streamlined compliance efforts, and reduced complexity.
At Unbox, we consider that are several key principles that underlie the zero trust model. These include:
Verification and authentication of all users, devices, and applications before granting access to any resource or asset
Strict access controls and continuous monitoring of all network activity
Segmentation of network resources to limit the potential impact of any security incidents
Encryption of all data in transit and at rest
Minimization of attack surface by reducing the number of privileged accounts and access points
As the threat landscape continues to evolve, it's clear that zero trust it’s written in the future of cybersecurity.
For further information, that could provide the basis for developing a Zero Trust framework for small companies, we recommend the following ebook that discusses how “Identity Security provides a foundation for your Zero Trust Platform”.