The rise of Zero Trust has helped businesses remain secure – even in remote working environments. Here are a few things that you should know about zero trust for your business and why it is essential for remaining cyber secure in both hybrid and remote workspaces.
As more of the workforce went online during the pandemic, employee credentials and other vulnerabilities became more exposed. The rise of zero trust has helped businesses remain secure – even in remote working environments. Here are a few things that you should know about zero trust for your business and why it is essential for remaining cyber secure in both hybrid and remote workspaces.
With the shift to remote work, the zero trust model became more widely adopted across the cybersecurity landscape. Sensitive business resources that were once solely offered in the office were now offered at home, altering protection protocols. Zero trust strategies went from optional to critical because of the control issues with a distributed workforce. A personal network or coffee spot Wi-Fi could turn into the entry point for a malicious actor infiltrating your organization’s networks through employee devices. As workforce strategies are changing, more companies are realizing how essential zero trust strategies are for their cybersecurity hygiene.
Zero trust allows your business to operate safely both within and outside of your business’ secure network. Through zero trust, employees can receive access to only the secure files and data they need to complete their work– without compromising systems if there is a breach. Zero trust protects your business with a continuous verification process, requiring employees to re-obtain access at every entry point. Instead of using a standard password protection, zero trust uses a combination of these three strategies to ensure greater protection and privacy:
Zero trust helps secure all the endpoints and permissions with an additional layer of verification, reducing the risk of both outside and internal threats to your organization. Zero trust exemplifies a least privilege model where employees only have access to what they need, eliminating the internal threat of an employee harming the system. As remote work remains common and gains popularity, organizations like yours should adopt zero trust strategies to securely protect your business from possible internal and external threats.
In conclusion, zero trust is more of a “mindset” than it is a network architecture or model. The foundation of this mindset is that trust must be validated (and re-validated, and then validated again) with verifiable evidence, and this validation strategy applies to every change and interaction with the network. Remember this: just because some activity or user was “trusted” yesterday does not mean it should still be trusted today! Validate it again and again, and make sure your evidence actually proves what you think it proves.
How TorchLight Implements a Zero Trust Strategy
TorchLight approaches security by focusing on business cases and evaluating risk. Torchlight completes an in-depth analysis of the business case by determining why you need zero trust and what you need it to do exactly for your business.
Contact TorchLight to accurately analyze your cybersecurity needs and see what zero trust can do for your business.