What is Zero Trust Cybersecurity?

It’s a common belief that most cybersecurity breaches are limited to external threats. However, a large percentage of security issues arise internally, too. One in four breaches involves internal actors according to the Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon. This is where a Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity comes in handy.

What Are the Details?

Sometimes, determining the details of a system is as simple as deconstructing its name. Zero Trust cybersecurity is a concept that stresses the importance of trusting no internal or external access attempts. The approach suggests verifying every detail of an internal or external actor that tries to access your company’s network. Oftentimes, an IT department will focus on building a cybersecurity perimeter that adequately blocks external threats, focusing on manning these borders thoroughly over time. It has become quite clear, though, that this older method of protection isn’t cutting it these days. Cyber-criminals have found methods of permeating into internal systems. Also, staff could accidentally download a harmful file or even attempt to steal data, two more ways you may be breached from the inside.

What Does Zero Trust Look Like?

With a Zero Trust approach to your organization’s cybersecurity, you’ll not only have a blockade against outside threats but also multiple points of internal protection and verification. Interior protection would include a combination of things like multi-factor authentication, micro-segmentation, permissions, identity and access management, as well as encryption. These focus on correctly verifying the people who should be granted access to certain programs or given permissions for downloading files.

Are There Many Benefits?

Basically, the one major benefit of Zero Trust cybersecurity is more privacy, protection, and security for your own data and your clients’. If you take this approach, your customers are more likely to trust you with their data, which could contribute to increased revenue. Plus, you’ll be more likely to pass all your audits and compliance tests without a hitch. Second of all, you’ll find it'll give your business more control over your cloud environment. This strict watch on internal security will translate well to the cloud. You’ll begin to further encrypt sensitive data as well as control which users have access to which files, eliminating the potential for data to fall into the wrong hands.

How Can I Get Started on My Zero Trust Journey?

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