Technology Evolution and Risk
With the advent of new and rapidly evolving technology, including AI and machine learning, leaders must have the ability to quickly adapt. In today’s world, we must be prepared to change course and execute our strategies much quicker due to forces out of our control, such as political and economic factors.
A perfect example is the current global pandemic. Companies of all sizes have had to adjust to a remote workforce, and the need for improved security of users and endpoints has never been more important.
So how can companies protect their data and people in the flow of constant change?
Introducing Zero Trust.
Zero Trust – Never Trust, Always Verify
Zero Trust is a term that was first introduced in 2010 by Forrester Research in 2010. Zero Trust means no one is trusted by default inside or outside of the network, and verification is required by everyone. In other words – “never trust, always verify.”
Much more than a set of protocols, Zero Trust is a strategic initiative that protects modern digital environments, aligns with healthy cyberculture, and minimizes the risk of cyber breaches. It can also protect you from the significant cost of fighting a data breach: a recent report by IBM notes the average cost of each data breach to be US$3.86M, taking 280 days on average to identify and contain.
The Benefits of Zero Trust
There are many great reasons to implement Zero Trust protocols in your organization, including:
Supports Employee Productivity
With a Zero Trust model, your employees can work from anywhere without IT disruptions. Paired with healthy cyberculture, employees have access to responsive, helpful, remote IT support.
Protects Modern, Complex Businesses
Today’s businesses are often complex and borderless. Zero Trust helps manage this by:
- Enabling granular user access based on user types, such as employees versus contractors
- Supporting the scalability of remote workforce capabilities
- Increasing business agility and the use of third-party and custom Cloud Services
Improves Cybersecurity Posture
Cybersecurity posture refers to an organization’s overall defense against cyberattacks.
To this aim, Zero Trust enables:
- Improved asset management and device control
- Improved user access and identity management
- Improves IT environmental compliance
- Reduces the impact and cost of a breach
Protect Your Company With Zero Trust
If you’re ready to learn more about Zero Trust and how to get started, we can help.
We offer a free Rapid Zero Trust Feasibility Evaluation.
We’ll work with your security leads and teams to map the strengths and gaps in your organization. And in just four weeks, you’ll get our customized recommendations on how to best approach enabling a Zero Trust model.
This includes how to:
- Leverage technologies already deployed to enable Zero Trust
- Leverage cloud-based technologies to decrease initial deployment timelines
- Leverage Mobile Device Management (MDM) to better control compliance and access
- Identify the User Profiles necessary to manage appropriate access
- Start with User access and device trust and work towards Micro-segmentation