So many system breaches have happened due to an organisation placing too much trust in individuals, business partners, or technology devices. Rather than billions being lost in sweeping up the fallout from a deeds of threat actors, the concept of “zero-trust” was created as a model. The main goal of the Zero-Trust Model is to ensure that no individual or organisation should have default trust, and to require complete network authentication prior to access. The limitation of privileged access to any and all network areas and every technology device greatly reduces the ability for threat actors to gain access for compromise. The success of Zero-Trust has been at such a high level that organisations such as Cisco and Google have adopted it.
Zero-Trust Digs Deeper
Using the Zero-Trust Model it allows a fortification and digs deeper into the technology, architecture, and products used that may cause a opening for a breach.. The model empowers a critical strategy for security that goes beyond the standard firewalls and VPSs. In essence, it creates a harder network perimeter for devices and users to access a network. This approach addresses the needs of companies that are now relying on so much being placed on the cloud, providing the extra layer of protection that can increase the cloud environment control. The results of Zero-Trust assists in protecting proprietary data, reduces breach risk, and brings an improvement of network traffic visibility. Additionally, the Zero-Trust model best practices addresses the continual change of authorised users that happens in every company. In other words, dual layers reduce the potential of incidents.
One of the main principles involved in cybersecurity is “micro-segmentation.” This is a successful method that is used to divide or wall-off various network resources into secure areas so that any potential threat can be immediately contained and won’t have access to the rest of the network. A Zero-Trust model supports this profile so that companies can implement specific access that is role-based to assist in securing proprietary and sensitive data.
ZTNA (Zero-Trust network access) Details
ZTNA is an integral segment of the Zero-Trust model and makes use of authentication as an identity-based method while hiding the location of the network. It sends specific data on the device, location, and time so that the security/IT Departments have control that is centralised. This is critical for organisations that have loT environments and remote users. ZTNA identifies and alerts for such activities as out-of-norm download times or unusual download amounts and attempted access to data that is considered to be restricted.
It should be understood that Zero-Trust is not one product but a series of actions and products combined with the decision to place a company’s network as a high priority. It involves some in-depth changes and attitudes combined with working with a professional cybersecurity company. The main scope of the Zero-Trust model includes:
- Complete familiarity with all network users, devices, data, and services.
- Comprehension of the current cybersecurity practices
- The addition of updated architecture and new tools.
- Applying new policy details
- Deployment of tools that monitor and alert.
“DaVinci Cybersecurity is the professional company that can assist in creating the kind of security barriers your company needs to protect against threat actors. Our goal is to participate with you as a partner and when you contact our team your organisation can be assured that you are working with the best.”
Sharon Knowles, CEO DaVinci Cybersecurity