What is Zero Trust?
Zero Trust is a security model that has gained significant attention in recent years, especially as organizations face increasing threats from cyber attacks and data breaches. At its core, Zero Trust 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 its 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. Zero Trust also enables secure access for remote workers, contractors, and third-party vendors, without compromising security. Overall, Zero Trust is a comprehensive security framework that helps organizations improve their security posture and reduce the risk of cyber threats and data breaches.