The Mindset Of Zero Trust
A way to think about cyberthreats is to assume you have already been compromised; you simply don’t know it yet. That is the necessary mindset in today’s hostile environment. “Trust but verify” leaves you flatfooted and sets you up for crisis management. Zero Trust may seem stark, but it is the proactive, architectural approach to align with mission priorities.
Technology and information power mission — they are (and have been) the primary targets for hackers. Zero Trust assumes your organization has been attacked, the question is how badly. Assessing the data environment and architecture is step one in moving to a data-centric security architecture — the core foundation of Zero Trust.
Defending the perimeter is no longer an effective strategy. Zero Trust implements methods to localize and isolate threats through microcore, microsegmentation, and deep visibility to give you an organized approach to identify threats and limit the impact of any breach.
Zero Trust Operations
Shifting to Zero Trust is one thing; operating in a Zero Trust model is another. We are at the early stages of a new technology revolution with more inventive methods to capitalize on information to advance missions. That same value extends the threat surface. Operating in Zero Trust means security by design is not a meeting or a presentation but a day-to-day model to protect your mission.
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