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Fremont, CA: Zero trust is not a new concept. However, the pandemic and the transition to a more digital society have highlighted issues that have previously been rarely explored in the business and public sectors. Connected devices (IoT), used for personal and business purposes, are becoming more and more prevalent in society. This equipment is designed to provide a one-stop service, and unfortunately, the safety of the equipment is not a priority. Without built-in protection, not only would you be vulnerable to attack, but it would also create a potential path for attackers throughout your organisation's network.
As enterprises embark on their digital transformation journey (Internet of Things, BYOD, telecommuting), the security of their network infrastructure is essential. Network segmentation, one of the principles of zero trust, helps prevent attacks. When a device is compromised, the likelihood of an attack is reduced, and the lateral movement of the network is limited so that other connected systems are not affected.
Why is Zero Trust Important?
A zero-trust approach intelligently combines micro-and macro-segmentation, creating a restricted mobile security perimeter around each user and site. Organisations can then manage network access controls, define different authorisations (access by business role), and protect and contain threats through robust network segmentation that constantly looks for inappropriate or suspicious behavior. Currently, new networking capabilities enable zero-trust strategies that proportionally increase protection against multiple sophisticated cyberattacks.
Zero Trust is an authentication strategy and consistent security policy for the entire network infrastructure, implemented according to the requirements of users and connected technologies. The intelligent combination of macro-segmentation and micro-segmentation, along with isolation in the event of a security breach, ensures the highest level of security for your network infrastructure. In an increasingly fluid, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world of VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous), a zero-trust approach is most likely to ensure the security of computer networks and business assets.