Zero Trust: A modern Security Strategy
Never Trust, Always Verify
What is Zero Trust?
Zero Trust describes a concept in which we follow the maxim of “never trust, always verify”.
No person, device, object, or connection should be trusted implicitly, but rather granted least-privileged access based on as much as contextual evidence we can obtain.
Our aim here is to introduce a fundamentally modern approach to practising cyber security. Zero Trust is tailored to address the modern technologies that organisations are using to underpin their business operations, while also able to account for a rapidly changing threat landscape.
A modern Security Approach for modern technologies
Organisations are constantly incorporating more modern platforms and technologies to drive business innovation and continuity, but their attendant cyber security programs are not in lockstep to provide optimal protection.
Legacy security mindsets often place a lot of emphasis on perimeter controls and a disproportionate amount of trust within the internal network. Such an approach loses its effectiveness once we realise that our data and systems are situated out of coverage of our secure perimeter, and what assumed trust we place within our internal network leaves us exposed once an asset is compromised
protect and enable your business
Our Zero Trust Strategy ensures that your security program keeps your organisation protected while enabling you to embrace modern technologies such as Cloud, SaaS, and Productivity.
Reduce Business Risks and
Impact of Data Breach
Built upon a foundation of Identity Access Management (IAM), a Zero Trust architecture constantly assesses and verifies entities before granting appropriate levels of privileged access and communication.
With baselines established, it reduces exposure risks of information assets by eliminating overprovisioned software and services.
Empower organisations to adopt
digital transformation securely
This mitigates access management and loss of visibility issues when adopting digital transformation strategies that require data movement to different environments/ platforms like the cloud.
Support your compliance efforts
A Zero Trust strategy limits the exposure and exploitation of your users and connection in the network. Furthermore, network segmentation, a key part of the Zero Trust strategy, enables organisations to establish appropriate perimeters with a fine level of control and visibility over sensitive data.
A practical and preventive
Zero Trust focuses largely on preventative controls, and security controls are built on the assumption that an attacker is within the system at any time. With that, organisations can proactively mitigate the risks of a data breach or cyber attack and ensure business agility.
Securing Digital Transformation with Zero Trust
Zero Trust is a vital concept that has been proven to be effective in dealing with today’s business requirements, and it needs to be considered across an organisation’s technology, people, and process landscape.
Our approach to Zero Trust encompasses 8 key pillars across 3 maturity levels. We take a holistic look at your organisation’s entire cyber security posture and we deliver a tailored strategy that’s clear, realistic, beneficial, and actionable.
8 Key Pillars
Foster a culture that creates threat awareness, resilience, and risk identification in your people whilst continuously measuring its effectiveness.
Multi-step authentication and verification of users on an ongoing basis with automated, continuous provisioning and
Real-time monitoring across all pillars to understand interactions, anomalies and gain more threat visibility
Protecting key infrastructure from data exfiltration, misconfiguration, unauthorised access and modification.
End-to-end protection of data covering classification, labelling, restricted access, DLP and encryption.
Segment and isolate networks to help safeguard valuable assets.
Catalogue, risk assessment, restrict access to and protect applications and APIs.
Protection of devices no matter location, operating system, or user.
Zero trust tailored to your organisation's needs:
Level 1 - Maturing
The organisation has the fundamental capabilities/technology in the respective pillar to set the baselines for a Zero Trust environment.
Level 2 - Pragmatic
The organisation has implemented pragmatic Zero Trust cyber security controls in the respective pillar; prioritising controls that give strong protection while balancing costs/effort/resourcing requirements and focusing on reduction of high risks.
Level 3 - Advanced
The organisation has implemented advanced Zero Trust cyber security controls in the respective pillar with a strong focus on protection, monitoring, automation, orchestration and reduction of all levels of risk.
The Privasec Zero Trust Strategy recommends clear and actionable steps to meet your security goals.
Your organisation can choose specific pillars to align with higher or lower maturity levels depending on requirements, so your organisation can focus on areas most critical to your business.
Speak to us today on how we can help your organisation embark on the Zero Trust journey and further modernise your cyber security program
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