Zero-trust made simple

April 3, 2024
Access Tech: Do you utilize zero-trust?

Zero-trust is undoubtedly a buzzword in today’s tech landscape, and for good reason. It offers a strategy to prevent breaches and minimize their impact. By focusing on controllable surfaces rather than ever-expanding attack surfaces, zero-trust provides a pathway to secure success in cybersecurity. 

Breaking down this seemingly overwhelming concept into manageable parts, we can start by concentrating on two critical areas: device and application security. By taking incremental steps, we can make progress effectively. 

Zero-trust, in the context of network and application security, revolves around three core principles: 

  1. Authentication, authorization, and encryption for all service access.
  2. Service access independent of connection location.
  3. Continuous monitoring of access changes and security threats.

Starting with identity management, setting up an identity provider is crucial for governing access to applications and shared resources. Integrating multi-factor authentication enhances security.  

Least-privilege access, or role-based access, ensures that users only have access to what they need. Security Service Edge (SSE) allows for identity-based policy control, enhancing security without complexity.  

Dynamic segmentation further strengthens network security by isolating devices and governing communication between them. 

Continuous monitoring is essential for maintaining zero-trust. Solutions should offer real-time threat detection and logging, providing comprehensive visibility into application and device traffic. 

In conclusion, implementing zero-trust doesn’t have to be daunting. With a step-by-step approach and the right tools, organizations can enhance their security posture effectively. Access Tech provides a range of solutions to support your journey, making zero-trust a tangible reality for businesses of all sizes. Contact us today to get started. 

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