• Beyond the Wall: A New Security Paradigm

    Data breaches compromise more than 6 million records every day. Globally, the average cost of a single data breach is $3.86 million. Amid those mounting attacks, a new way of thinking about security, called Zero Trust, is shifting the focus of security from the perimeter to the application layer, making no particular distinction between being outside and inside the network, thereby reducing adversaries’ opportunities for compromising network security. Read More Here

  • How it Works: Shrinking the Attack Surface

    Traditional network security tends to provide access to much of what’s on a network to users who require access to a single application. Once a user crosses the threshold and validates onto a network, they often will be able to poke and prod across a range of systems and applications. Zero Trust decouples shared network access from the remote user connection, limiting a user’s access to those applications that are necessary and authorized. Read More Here

  • Moving Beyond VPN to Secure Access Inside the Perimeter

    The virtual private network (VPN) has been used to extend trust to remote users, granting access at the network layer in a way that can compromise security. In a Zero Trust environment, external users launch sessions by way of a branded portal or a client connector. Authorization requests move through a cloud-based proxy that talks to the active directory environment and applications themselves, implementing multi-factor authentication along the way. Read More Here

  • Trust in Zero Trust:
    Getting User Buy-in is Critical

    The buy-in of a network’s users is critical to the success of any new security deployment. Without rank-and-file support, employees are given to tuning out or disregarding new security initiatives. It’s incumbent upon IT leaders who pursue a Zero Trust approach to bring end users along with them. Zero Trust allows users to access applications the way they always have, an attributes that supports it adoption. Read More Here

  • Upside of Zero Trust

    Zero Trust shifts security away from perimeter defense and toward the adoption of a cloud-based, application-centric approach to security. It provides a simpler, smarter way to implement security while lowering the overall burden on IT staff. As a cloud service, Zero Trust allows IT teams to onboard a new contractor once and then flow through the needed identity information to all end users in a single initiative. Read More Here

  • Guest Column: Moving to Zero Trust

    The modernization of information technology systems has tremendous potential to remake the way government agencies do business. Government’s move to the cloud, for one, is enabling agencies to move faster and with greater agility, ultimately increasing workforce productivity and accelerating the advancement of agencies’ missions. Read More Here