The Zero Trust Model

"Never trust, always verify."

The security perimeter of our workforce is changing fast and so is the cyber security needed to protect it. With the prevalence of cloud usage and remote devices, today's cyber security must be agile and empathetic to accommodate the changing environment of users beyond the physical location(s) of an organization. This is where Zero Trust comes in.

Guiding Principles of

Zero Trust 

The best form of protection is prevention. Zero Trust assumes nothing behind a corporate firewall is safe until verified, regardless of the source. Although these constraints may seem drastic, today's workforce reliance on computer networks and the massive repercussions of data breach warrants diligent security as the norm to protect people and their devices. 

1. Verify Explicitly

Always authenticate user identity, location, device health, service or workload, data classification, and anomalies.

2. Use Least Privileged Access

Limit user access to that which is only required for their title or position. Just-Enough-Access (JEA) keeps the right data in the right hands. 

3. Assume Breach

Limit the ability for hacks to spread laterally by segmenting access by network, user, devices, and application, with verification that each session is encrypted. 

Foundations of Zero Trust Implementation

✓ Verify identity for people, services, devices
✓ Require multi-factor authentication
✓ Ensure compliant access for job title

✓ Device health check monitoring
✓ Secure legacy on-prem and cloud access
✓ Reduce threats of remote work perimeter

Set up appropriate in-app permissions
Monitor abnormal behavior
✓ Gate access based on real-time analytics

Protect data wherever it travels
✓ Classify, label, encrypt, and restrict access

Assess on-prem & cloud servers
✓ Detect attacks and act on risky behavior
✓ Set up Just-In-Time access

Prevent lateral attacks across network
✓ End-to-end encryption
✓ Network segmentation to control traffic

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