What does Zero Trust mean?

Zero Trust is a security concept that challenges the traditional security model that assumes everything inside the corporate network can be trusted, and everything outside the network is untrusted. In contrast, Zero Trust assumes that no user or device can be trusted by default, regardless of their location or context. Instead, Zero Trust requires strict identity verification, access controls, and continuous monitoring and analytics to ensure that users and devices are authenticated and authorized before they can access resources.

This approach helps protect against insider threats, external attacks, and data breaches by limiting access to only what is needed and constantly monitoring network traffic for anomalies. By adopting a zero-trust security model, organizations can improve their security posture, reduce the risk of cyber threats and data breaches, and enable secure access for remote workers and third-party vendors.