The world has changed considerably since the pandemic. Digital initiatives have accelerated. With the rise in digital initiatives, the attack surface area has expanded considerably. With every user, device and applications moving out of the traditional perimeter, the concept of traditional security has to change, as every attack has exposed the vulnerability of the current security ecosystem.
For CISOs and enterprise security strategists, every new attack opens up new questions about their security posture. In a changing dynamic landscape, zero-trust security has emerged to be a promising option, as it assumes that every entity, connection, or endpoint is a threat.
While the benefits are profound, putting zero trust into action requires careful planning and thinking. Zero Trust is not a technology solution. Zero Trust is more like a framework requiring a series of technologies and solutions to work together. Zero Trust requires you to reimagine your approach towards security and take a step by step approach. Some of the core principles of Zero Trust include: Least privilege access; never trust, always verify; and assume breach. If not done appropriately, there can be a lot of gaps in the overall protection.
Some core tenets include:
Ensuring compliance: Organizations must have the capability to enforce limited and conditional access to all data and help reduce exposure in the event of compromise. They should also have the visibility and the required insights into data usage and privacy risk, and enforce policies to keep data usage aligned with its purpose. This approach helps organizations detect and respond efficiently to risk and compliance issues with automated remediation processes
Securing a hybrid and remote workforce: In an environment that a user can logon from any network or device, organizations must have the ability connect users to applications seamlessly and securely.
Reduce the risk of insider threat: Organizations must have the ability to proactively manage insider threats from every vector, helping to strengthen resiliency and limit business disruption. This requires integrated capabilities that is designed to detect user behavior anomalies and enforce security policies with automation
Protect the hybrid cloud: Organizations must have the visibility and control over the most sensitive data and activities as they migrate to the cloud. The capabilities included in this blueprint are designed to enable continuous compliance, reporting and response, while monitoring for cloud misconfigurations and building consistent enforcement of security policy across all cloud workloads.
Creating a zero trust approach is complex and requires the expertise of a trusted partner, who can guide enterprises in simplifying a zero trust journey. They need expertise and guidance to devise a framework that helps them get a perspective of their security capabilities along with guidance on how to integrate them as part of a zero trust architecture.
While there are many views and perspectives about a Zero Trust model, it is important to start. On 18th November, we are bringing together many thought leaders from IDC, CISOs from enterprises, and cybersecurity experts from IBM who can help you in kick starting and accelerating your zero-trust journey. We have an interesting blend of practitioners, analysts and users who will share their rich expertise and experience, in what promises to be an action packed conference.
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When one looks at the huge number of data breaches that have been occurring despite the latest advancements in technology, it is time to reconsider our approach towards enterprise security. Zero Trust promises to change this paradigm and plug existing gaps. It is time to start now!!