Why Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture is Beneficial?

Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, February 28, 2022

Zero Trust depends on a set of baseline activity criteria, and every deviation is instantly detected and investigated for any malicious activity.

Fremont, CA: Global attention to cybersecurity is high all the time. It is due to the increased frequency, sophistication, and cost of cyberattacks. The rise was primarily due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, which forced employees to work from home. It emphasizes how critical it is to establish a Zero Trust Architecture. It is not a single technology but a strategy for building the security ecosystem. It has no trust in any device or person, including its staff. Its goal is to ensure that the damage is mitigated or reduced to a bare minimum. 

Threat prevention against both internal and external attacks

Internal risks, unlike exterior threats, are often hard to detect. Internal threat actors may not harm the organization's data and can be unwitting accomplices in crime. It contributes to a reduction in overall risk exposure.

Increases visibility access to all users

Adaptive identity-based access control is at the heart of Zero Trust. This adaptive adjustment of authority based on trust levels contributes to forming a dynamic adaptive security closed loop with excellent risk coping capabilities. As a result, all data and systems are optimally protected because all data access activities are more visible.

The possibility of data exfiltration is reduced

Malicious actors utilize data exfiltration to target, copy, and transfer sensitive information. It is done remotely or manually, and it isn't easy to spot because it looks like legitimate network access. Data exfiltration is considerably limited in a Zero Trust environment because all activities are continuously monitored.

Ensures data privacy

Today's businesses operate in a complex and scattered environment, making it harder to protect consumers' personal information. Zero Trust's strong authentication and validation allow for data privacy and, as a result, customer trust.

Ensures the safety of hybrid workforces

A remote working style has emerged due to digitization and growing cloud use. Furthermore, the recent epidemic has compelled people to work together from any location and on any platform. The real-time security context is correlated with such a dispersed labor environment across all security domains.

Adoption of the cloud is ensured

Despite the fast acceptance of cloud computing, many businesses are concerned that they would lose visibility and access control. Contrary to popular belief, Zero Trust technology and its management combine context, cooperation, and visibility. Zero trust technologies allow all cloud assets to be classified, allowing the appropriate security and access restrictions to be built.