Whilst the concepts of Zero Trust were articulated more than a decade ago, with a rapid shift to remote working, digital transformation and demand for Cloud services, Zero Trust is finally gaining the attention it deserves and emerging as a leading security strategy.
“Every organisation’s path to Zero Trust can look different and it’s important to be patient and prioritise your goals and objectives, and subsequent projects one step at a time.” — Andrew Hollister, Deputy CISO and VP, LogRhythm Labs
What is the relevance of Zero Trust in today’s world?
The way that businesses operate has permanently changed since the pandemic. While this changing landscape has revealed new growth opportunities, it has also created a larger attack surface and introduced additional security risks. Threat actors now have new means of compromising organisations and this is increasing the threat landscape.
Whilst the concepts of Zero Trust were initially articulated more than a decade ago, with the rapid shift to remote working, combined with digital transformation and the increase in demand for Cloud services, Zero Trust is finally gaining the attention it deserves.
To operate securely and effectively, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) need to adapt the security strategy to effectively deal with the ever-changing threat landscape we find ourselves in. A Zero Trust architecture departs from the traditional concepts of securing a perimeter and instead focuses on identity and verification whether of the user, the device or the workload.