Cyber security keeps on taking center stage globally in every boardroom conversation due to the growing incidence of cyber attacks in the past couple of years. Organizations, regardless of their size and area of operation, have faced the blow. Just as a protective shield, zero trust has rapidly emerged as the most relevant security model for business resiliency and curbing cyberattacks. As per Microsoft, ninety-six percent of security decision-makers have considered zero trust a tool for an organization’s success.
With a simple principle of ‘Never Trust, always verify,’ zero trust is emerging as a player in today’s era of cloud computing, digital transformation and remote work. The concept of zero trust revolves around verification before access, which means every user must be verified before access is granted to any resources. Be it any perimeter, inside or outside, request from every user must be authorized, authenticated and encrypted in real-time. It has become a game changer in cutting down complexity, lowering the number of cybersecurity tools, decreasing costs and addressing the growing shortage of skilled cybersecurity personnel.
In this era of remote working, the zero-trust security model has truly become the gold standard in every industry for protecting sensitive information and keeping the wheel of productivity rolling. It plays a vital role in safeguarding internal apps from potentially compromised remote devices. Despite these benefits, finding the right zero-trust solution provider often becomes an uphill journey for businesses, given that most solution providers claim to have expertise in this area. They, however, often fail to provide a solution that aligns with the organizational workflow and the existing systems of a business. This deters organizations’ capability to achieve the goal of optimal security.
The aim of this edition is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the zero-trust security space and the recent developments. Let us know your thoughts.