Zero Trust

The Basics of the Zero Trust Model


Agree: “My company sees Zero Trust security as a necessary strategy.”

Source: Ericom 2021 Zero Trust Market Dynamics Survey


Said “As we begin to move to Zero Trust security, we must first address/improve…” Identity and Access Management

Source: Ericom 2021 Zero Trust Market Dynamics Survey


Said Zero Trust is the top cloud-related technology that organizations plan to implement in the next two years

Source: Cloud Security Alliance “Technology and Cloud Security Maturity” Report, 2022

Zero trust is not a solution or a product, it’s really a process or a way of thinking that involves many elements working in concert.

Zero trust is about recognizing who is trying to access and whether or not they should be able to access. This means maintaining strict controls at every point of access and focusing on the identity as being the differentiator (instead of location as in a perimeter defense).

What Does Zero Trust Mean?

Don’t assume trust.

This means maintaining strict controls at every point of access, and not trusting anyone or anything by default.

Follow the philosophy of least privilege.

Grant access to only what is needed, nothing more, nothing less.

Break the environment down into smaller security zones.

This minimizes the possible damage by slowing down the progress of a potential attack.

Verify identity at every step.

Guarantee a high level of assurance between security zones.

Components of a Zero Trust Architecture

Zero Trust is part of an overall digital transformation. As organizations move to the cloud and incorporate IoT, they can also make the switch to zero trust. Doing so will deliver an enhanced security level to the ecosystem and even cover legacy technologies as they transition.

Identity and Access Management is the place to start to achieve Zero Trust. Our purpose at NetIQ is to help organizations protect sensitive information by automating privilege and access control to ensure appropriate access to applications, data, and resources. In other words, we help our customers achieve zero trust.

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