Does Your Approach To Cybersecurity Offer Too Much Trust?
Cybersecurity is constantly evolving.
Both the solutions we use to protect ourselves, and their underlying theory and strategy are under constant development in order to stay ahead of emerging threats.
Case in point: have you heard of “zero trust” security? Discover more about this cybersecurity model in this video by Citrix:
Don’t Trust — Always Verify
The zero-trust approach to cybercrime assumes that every aspect is a potential vulnerability until it can be confirmed otherwise. That means instead of simply investing in a strong firewall and antivirus, and assuming you’re protected, every part of your IT environment and every user trying to access it is assessed for its security.
It’s important for business owners to understand that every potential part of their network is a target. Given the overall connected nature of the systems, comprising one part can give the cybercriminals control over the entire environment.
This is also true of users — until verified otherwise, no user should be trusted. That’s why Citrix’s zero trust model continuously verifies the user’s level of authorization through methods like multi-factor authentication.
3 Components Of Zero Trust Architecture
Verify And Validate
Network users are continuously validated and verified in real-time, even when they’re operating from within the network. This ensures that unattended machines, open ports, or misassigned administrator rights cannot be taken advantage of
The principle of “least privilege” is an important part of zero trust security. It ensures that every user is only given precisely the level of access they need to do their job. It’s like a cybersecurity equivalent of the intelligence concept, “need to know basis”.
Reduced Attack Surface
Organizations following a zero trust strategy must specify the most critical data and systems they use, and then defend them all together with a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity. This is far more effective than ad-hoc cybersecurity, composed of multiple separate defenses.
Are You Interested In How Zero Trust Cybersecurity Can Protect Your Organization?
Forthright Technology Partners will take care of each and every factor of your cybersecurity so that you don’t have to worry about it. Our growing network of clients enjoys the confidence that comes with robust cybersecurity, as well as the freedom to focus on their work, instead of their technology
If you’re interested in discovering more about zero trust cybersecurity and what it has to offer your organization, get in touch with our team.