Zero trust asserts that no user or application should be trusted automatically. A simple lapse in your network security could prove catastrophic for your business. Zero trust is a strategy — a framework that needs to be applied systematically to secure your environment.
Implementing zero trust: Three core principles to remember
1. Continually verify
Implement a “never trust, always verify” approach to security by continuously confirming the identity and access privileges of users, devices, and applications. Implement strong identity and access (IAM) controls to help you define roles and access privileges, ensuring only the right users can access the right information.
2. Limit access
Misuse of privileged access is one of the most common risks for cyberattacks. Limiting access ensures that users are granted only the access they need without affecting their day-to-day activities.
· Just-in-time access (JIT) – Users, devices or applications are granted access only for a predetermined period, limiting the time one has access to critical systems.
· Principle of least privilege (PoLP) – Users, devices or applications are granted the least access or permissions needed to perform their job role.
· Segmented application access (SAA) – Users can only access permitted applications, preventing any malicious users from gaining access to the network.
3. Assume breach and minimize impact
Assume a breach will happen and take a proactive step toward your cybersecurity by understanding risk. Treat applications, services, identities and networks — both internal and external — as already compromised. This will improve your response time to a breach, minimize the damage, improve your overall security and, most importantly, protect your business.
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